Can A Globalized Free-Market Fight Xenophobia?

Yes, it can, but that does not mean it will.

Here is what challenges your desired outcome:

  1. Our prevailing model of globalization is a monism, a set of beliefs derived from the way we do business and finance in the U.S., that incorporates little respect or relevance to an agenda other than our own. Many nations around the world have nevertheless blindly copied it, with damaging incompatibilities to boot. We must redefine what builds global values.
  2. Our market models are in quite blatant violation of the most fundamental principles of freedom, creating artificial marketplace constructs that are simply unsustainable and perpetuate a rat-race of wealth creation at the expense of evolutionary integrity. We must redefine what freedom means, to include us all.
  3. The term xenophobia (as the elephant in the room) is much abused these days, and liberally applied to anyone who makes clear, and has the right to, not to want to be influenced or subjugated to Islam as the “last and final solution.” A religion unwilling, and its scripture incompatible with the laws of many nation-states (such as the U.S.) or other religions, is itself the xenophobe to multicultural and multi-religious societies. We must all endorse an unambiguous separation of church and state.

But indeed, a plurality of freedom, in which a freedom to-each-his-own can thrive, must be the basis under which new marketplace models of the future are to be developed. The respect for such plurality must go both ways, or else the vile-maxim of those with the biggest neanderthal stick will set humans back to the laws of the jungle from which we so proudly emerged.


The sign of an intelligent nation is its willingness and ability to reinvent itself, upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

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