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Paul Krugman’s Mea Culpa On Globalisation

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Last year, Paul Krugman had an article on globalisation and how he got it wrong. Of course, typically, the ones doing mea culpa rarely admit it that they were totally wrong and spin it the way which is most opportunistic. I had a post on it.Recently Bloomberg published an excerpt from it.Noam Chomsky wrote a book Profit Over People in 1999 with an Introduction by Robert McChesney who had a fanstastic description of globalisation:And nowhere is the centrality of governments and policymaking more apparent than in the emergence of the global market economy. What is presented by pro-business ideologues as the natural expanson of free markets across borders is, in fact, quite the opposite. Globalization is the result of powerful governments, especially that of the United States, pushing trade

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Last year, Paul Krugman had an article on globalisation and how he got it wrong. Of course, typically, the ones doing mea culpa rarely admit it that they were totally wrong and spin it the way which is most opportunistic. I had a post on it.

Recently Bloomberg published an excerpt from it.

Noam Chomsky wrote a book Profit Over People in 1999 with an Introduction by Robert McChesney who had a fanstastic description of globalisation:

And nowhere is the centrality of governments and policymaking more apparent than in the emergence of the global market economy. What is presented by pro-business ideologues as the natural expanson of free markets across borders is, in fact, quite the opposite. Globalization is the result of powerful governments, especially that of the United States, pushing trade deals and other accords down the throats of the world’s people to make it easier for corporations and the wealthy to dominate the economies of nations around the world without having obligatons to the peoples of those nations. Nowhere is the process more apparent than in the creation of the World Trade Organization in the early 1990s, and, now, in the secret deliberations on behalf of Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI).

Paul Krugman’s Mea Culpa On Globalisation

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