More on Identity Politics, Free Trade, and the Intolerant Minority

More on Identity Politics, Free Trade, and the Intolerant Minority

As I promised in my update to the first article, what does free trade have to do with the intolerant minority? The very first example that Taleb discusses in his article is the ubiquity of the kosher food choices. The upshot is that between logistical simplicity, the unwillingness of one party to accept alternatives, and the desire of most to not rock the boat for reasonable-seeming requests, very quickly one choice begins to pervade or override the others. He also discusses this in the light of  Islamic immigration. Remember my comment about three percent and the American revolution? Now consider…

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