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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 October 2008 01:07AM

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Comment author: JulianMorrison 17 October 2008 09:25:27AM 14 points [-]

One you missed: free trade is the only known means of creating a positive-sum game with no need for mutual benevolence. This means it can act as a connective between people with wildly diverging values, providing neither is in a position to wield superior force. Capitalism and trade is a universal meta-cultural microkernel. Pebble-sorters and humans could trade.