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American workers and globalization

A few weeks into his transition, United States President-elect Donald Trump has moved to fill various White House and Cabinet posts. But he has also found time for many calls to the chief executives...

The emergence of “Trumponomics”

There is a delicious double standard in Donald Trump’s view of globalization, which may have a direct bearing on his emerging economic policy. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the one-time owner of the Miss...

The impact of inequality on western capitalism 

  Continued from last week. Democracy and capitalism were not often combined in history. Capitalism in the absence of democracy has been a common feature throughout history. This was the case not only in Spain under...

Inequality and Capitalism

Capitalism is the dominant system over the entire globe. Such a system is conventionally defined as consisting of legally free labor, private ownership of capital, decentralized coordination and pursuit of profit. One does not...

The different spheres of globalism

Many people would think globalism and globalization refer to the same phenomenon. However, there are important differences between the two. Globalism, at its core, seeks to describe and explain nothing more than a world...

Germany and geo-economics

Germany has emerged over the past decade as the big winner in the West from globalization, the Export-master of the world in its class. It is the paradigm of a geo-economic power, one that...

Globalization and populist politics

  The integrated world economy has been shaken by repeated crises. The dramas have led to more and more unease about “globalization", or alternately, as its critics call the process, "neoliberalism," "turbo-capitalism," "casino capitalism," "disordered...

Machiavelli and globalization’s future

Rapid change has rendered invalid many of our expectations, so that today's reality often contradicts them. Their uselessness is evidenced by the big shocks that few foresaw: Brexit, the global financial crisis, the rise...

EU’s Apple Tax

It is not unusual these days to hear Europe described as a power of the past. The continent is perceived to be weak militarily. Its relative economic power is declining as Asia’s is rising....

Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Free Trade

With eerie reflections for this year’s United States’ presidential elections, under Republican auspices, protectionism became entrenched as the economic policy of choice in the decades following the Civil War. So when Democratic President Grover...
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