Nation Topics - Globalization
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South Korea is bristling over terms of the Bush Administration's proposed free-trade agreement, and so are progressives in Congress.
In 2007 Congress may get real on the fallacies and contradictions of global trade.
Globalization must not be allowed to become financial imperialism: Capitalism's strongest-takes-all rule must give way to one that ensures that the poor have a place and a piece of the action.
The Jordan-US free-trade agreement was supposed to be a labor-rights model. It's been a disaster.
As China's economy surges forward, so does the pileup of social
contradictions: pollution, migration, crime and family dysfunction.
What does it mean to be from a place? In Monica Ali's new novel, Alentejo Blue, the collision of locals, expatriates and tourists shatters any simple answers to the question.
The former Treasury Secretary speaks candidly on the inherent
inequities of globalization and the political, social and economic
challenges that lie ahead.
Is Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin's new "conceptual
framework" of economic reform an acknowledgment of neoliberalism's
failures or simply a repackaged version of Clintonomics?
The Dubai flap is no surprise, considering Bush always promised to run
America like a corporation--even if the corporation is Enron.
Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity
for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic
premises of Bush's national security policy.
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