Even as countries become more economically interdependent, they’re also growing more nationalistic. They’re adopting policies intended to advance their own economic and political interests at other countries’ expense.
Is that not exactly what corporations do, if you just replace the word “countries'” with “corporations'” in each of the sentences, and perhaps change “nationalistic” to “competitive” or something that means essentially the same thing? Funny that these globalists favor laissez faire capitalism at the corporate level, but advocate communalism at the national level.
Why are nations, as independent entities, not allowed to compete with one another as corporations do? Should Samuelson not also be arguing for Toyota and GM to put down their price warring and just merge together? Why not the same thing in the banking industry, and let Microsoft and Google share the same employees, and why not produce Airbus planes in Seattle? In fact, why not have one uber international conglomerate just buy up everything, so that we wouldn’t have these price wars, and bidding contests, and wasted effort proactively recruiting those who are already employed?