Letter: Poverty and trade

Max Beran
Monday 06 December 1999 00:02 GMT
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Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

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Sir: Your correspondent Howard Cheney (letter, 1 December) asks why trade is beneficial. In case he really does not know, the answer is that without trade we would all have to become primary producers. There would be no leisure, and therefore no culture, no science, no cities, no mobility, indeed no newspapers.

MAX BERAN

East Hagbourne

Oxfordshire

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