Combatting terror

As we take time today to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, our political leaders would do well to remember that the best way to fight terrorism is not with guns, but with coins and dollars. Commerce breeds familiarity, and familiarity breeds friendship. It’s bad business, after all, to hate your customers, your vendors or your suppliers. It’s worse business to kill them.
–from Radley Balko‘s excellent article about the connection between free trade and terrorism.