Better Living Through Trade

Allow me to take a brief digression from my previous posts on cost-benefit analysis.

I have spent the past few days battling a rather nasty cold.  Fortunately, a number of products are available to me at a moment’s notice and at low prices to help combat this cold.  They are (in no particular order):

  1. Orange juice (Florida)
  2. Cold medicine (Israel)
  3. Lemons (Mexico)
  4. Tea (England/India)
  5. Oatmeal (Canada)
  6. Warm sweater (Made in Singapore with US materials)

Each of these items have helped combat the cold, either physically or mentally.  Each is available to me thanks to trade.  Absent the ability to trade for these items, my cold’s duration would be longer and more miserable.  But the cornucopia of trade provides all kinds of goods, including those which help us when we are sick.