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Coca-Cola’s “Small World Machines” give people the opportunity to interact with one another in a friendly way across borders and political lines.

In a beautiful video, Coca-Cola attempts to build positive relations between India and Pakistan through sharing an ice-cold beverage together. The video shows video connected vending machine placed in both countries where users can purchase a Coke and make a friend in the neighboring country that has experienced chilly relations in the past 60 years. The push by Coke is an interesting case study in applied libertarian foreign policy in that it shows how corporations left to their own devices can do great things for peace in the name of capitalism and free trade. It reminds me of a quote from Bastiat:

“Where goods and services don’t cross borders, armies will.”

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Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.