Critical Reflections on Globalization & Free Trade

Online Courses

  1. Globalization: Past and Future (Columbia University)
  2. Globalization’s Winners and Losers (Georgetown University)
  3. Global Markets and Personal Impacts (University of Washington)
  4. The Future of Globalization; Understanding Opposition (University of Grenoble)
  5. Globalisation (Oxford University)
  6. Local Economic Development(Erasmus University Rotterdam)

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Articles & Blogs

Hand-picked for you from around the web + original articles published just on the Moral Markets site

The Reset of Capitalism (in Europe)

We need a ‘Great Reset’ or ‘Great Reallocation’ of capitalism in which European capital is being invested in European companies, and vice versa, European companies being financed with European capital; these investment decisions resulting from a dialogue between the European wealthy and European entrepreneurs; and this process being maximally supported and promoted by national and European laws and regulations. This idea was not born from gloomy nationalism or anti-globalism, but from the conviction that a better balance is needed between global and local, between place of production and place of consumption, between mobile wealth and immobile labor, between large-scale politics and small communities, between freedom and responsibility, between short- and long-term. A viewpoint for the Future Markets Consultation submitted by Dutch think tank Socires.

Globalization Needs Rebuilding, Not Just Repair

“If US President Donald Trump is defeated on November 3, there will be no lack of eagerness to erase his international economic legacy. Policymakers should focus on taking care of global public goods, containing the weaponization of economic relations, and making the international system fairer”, writes Jean Pisani-Ferry.

Is There Sufficient Room for Local Communities in a Globalized Economy?

In a recent dialogue economists Raghuram Rajan and Paul Collier both defended their view that local communities should be re-empowered again. Yet Collier called it ‘dumb’ to reverse globalization. But can we have our cake and eat it, Ilse Oosterlaken wonders. Would it not be necessary to make economies more local before local communities can thrive again?

Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective

“In Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective, Hilton L. Root argues for the need to consider economies and social orders as open, complex networks, focusing particularly on the transitions that have shaped Europe and China historically with implications for the present day. This original volume will not only serve as a useful textbook for university courses, but will hopefully inspire related studies exploring the social worlds behind our constantly changing economic structures, writes Gábor Bíró.”

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