"Dear Global Economy, we thank thee for thy economies of scale, thy professional specialization, and thy international networks of trade under Ricardo's Law of Comparative Advantage, without which we would all starve to death while trying to assemble the ingredients for such a dinner as this. Amen."Which gives me a convenient opportunity to link to this plaque featured on Econlog, following Bryan Caplan's recent visit to Singapore:
More on the 'double thank you' phenomenon which underlies free trade and "with which [our] future prosperity must ever be identified," by John Stossel.
And, since it isn't too tangential, a statue of my favourite 19th century British free-trader, Richard Cobden, from St Ann's Square in Manchester: