By Chris Rossini
The great Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises wrote: "History is a struggle between two principles, the peaceful principle, which advances the development of trade, and the militarist-imperialist principle, which interprets human society not as a friendly division of labour but as the forcible repression of some of its members by others."
Fortunately, in the battle of the development of trade vs. the militarist-imperialist principle, we have some nice news on the side of peace:
Italy has agreed to give Iran a more than $3 billion dollar line of credit following several meetings this week between senior Iranian and Italian officials...
Von Mises would be pleased to hear about a "rush to conduct business". During his lifetime, he was not so lucky, as he had to dodge nations that were rushing to war.
Trade between Italy and Iran is booming, according to Iranian officials. [...]
The more that individuals trade, the harder it is to convince them to go to war.
There's nothing better than making a warmonger's life harder.