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English to Italian translations [Non-PRO] Bus/Financial - Economics / globalizzazione
English term or phrase:light-years
They thought free trade should be confined to raw materials and industry reserved for domestic producers through high import tariffs. But they also believed in capitalism (as we would call it today) and in exports, which set them light-years ahead of many of their contemporaries. While the Dutch and the English were scouring the ends of the world for raw materials and markets, the Ottomans and the Chinese—by far the more powerful entities—had both withdrawn into a doomed quest for self-sufficiency.8