Articles & Blogs, Category = Globalisation / free trade

Category: Globalisation / free trade

Redemptive Entrepreneurship: In a Globalized Economy, Who Is Our Neighbor?

“In our globalized and interconnected world, we inhabit vast networks of creative exchange with widely dispersed neighbors. This leads to real and thriving communities far and wide—a great and mysterious collaboration. But as we continue to strengthen those social bonds across economic life, how do we stay faithful and attentive to our more proximate community spheres?”

Davos: Leaders Talk about Globalisation as though It’s Inevitable – When It Isn’t

“Global leaders have descended on the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. This year’s theme is Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. […] Unfortunately, capitalism and globalisation have benefited some but not others and there is currently little evidence that Globalisation 4.0 could be any different. As the WEF acknowledges, greater inequalities could result, particularly through the disruption of labour markets.”

When a Country is Facing Political and Human Rights Issues, Should Businesses Leave or Stay?

“Over the course of the last few decades, multinationals have entered and left ‘frontier markets’ like Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Vietnam, Myanmar, and others. How did they, and how can they, make decisions about entering or leaving these markets, knowing it is never certain when a political, financial, or diplomatic crisis will happen?”

We All Buy Slave-Made Products: Here’s How We Avoid Feeling Guilty

“We consume the products of slavery every day. All of us. Today’s globalised supply chains make it is almost impossible to avoid goods or services free of the fingerprints of slavery. […] Our research, based on in-depth interviews with 40 consumers, shows the strategies people use to shrug off feeling guilty about their purchasing decisions.”

How Free Trade Profits a Nation

In What’s Wrong with Protectionism “Lemieux outlines the protectionist position and confronts it with economic theory and counterevidence. For those looking for concise and empirically informed critiques of common protectionist economic arguments, this book is extremely helpful in accurately summarizing protectionist views and how they don’t square with the economic evidence. The author’s arguments are helped by his refusal to caricature his opponents’ reasoning. He takes them at face value.”

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