Trade deals were hammered out in secret by multinationals at the expense of workers and citizens. Benefits must be shared if the global economy is to work The fact that these free … Continue reading Globalisation: time to look at the past to plot the future
(Reuters) – Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labor across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labeled “Made in China” and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea … Continue reading North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say | Reuters
Rich countries export air pollution, and its associated mortality, as they import goods 22% of these deaths are from countries like the United States using cheap labor in China for example and … Continue reading Global air pollution: Airborne particles cause more than 3m early deaths a year
Interesting take. This statement is the most powerful: “In the past 30 years, America had 13 wars spending $14.2 trillion … no matter how good your strategy is you’re supposed to spend … Continue reading Alibaba founder Jack Ma has a brutal theory of how America went wrong over the past 30 years
Apple is reportedly asking its manufacturing partners to investigate moving iPhone production to the United States, according to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei. This would be a great thing if they did it! … Continue reading Apple is reportedly trying to move iPhone manufacturing to the US
But it now appears that globalization reaches its limits. These limits exist for two reasons. Firstly, there is the environmental limit. Globalization leads to very strong forms of specialization. There is of … Continue reading How Far Should We Push Globalisation?
To dismiss the rest of globalization’s critics as communists who hate freedom and just want to curl up in the lap of government and hide from change is absurd and insulting. Most … Continue reading Finally, an honest look at globalization! – Rolling Stone