In The News

Jason Leow October 21, 2001
Authorities in Beijing announced a new plan to boost the economy of Hong Kong and further integrate the territory into mainland China’s economic life. Preferential measures in the Chinese capital will treat HK companies as local entities and allow them to enter sectors previously off-limits to foreign investors. - YaleGlobal
Michael Mann October 7, 2001
The EU farm commissioner, Franz Fischler, wants environmental rules included in the trade talks of the WTO. Fishcler believes that including these rules is a fair trade for the EU’s acceptance of reduced farm subsidies which the WTO hopes to enact. The lower farm subsidies will help developing nations compete in the global market place with the agricultural goods produced by developed nations....
John W. Hunt September 28, 2001
Governments cut costs and improve service by putting more of their information and services online. The main obstacle, however, is access to the internet. A report by McKinsey Quarterly gives a model to implement web-based government services. The model follows three stages: 1) outsourcing of government services to a private supplier, 2) inter-departmental cooperation or “one-stop shopping” to...
Ashwini Devare September 24, 2001
As cultural images and role models spread around the globe, India’s film industry is producing movies that portray women as “daring, sexy, and modern.” While the image of the cosmopolitan, independent woman is liberating to some, it has also led to a backlash and calls for a return to traditional women’s roles in the home and family. - YaleGlobal
James Tobin September 11, 2001
James Tobin, the economist from whom the ‘Tobin tax’ takes its name, explains his reasons for a tax on currency speculation and what problems he originally intended the tax to solve. The tax he proposed was meant to be levied on all currency transactions. The cost of paying the tax would reduce de-stabilizing speculation and also give national central banks enough space to control their short-...
September 11, 2001
The United States’ most powerful union group has seen its support and membership wane in recent years. Now the AFL-CIO is trying a new tactic to increase its influence: joining the growing outcry against international financial institutions. Recently, the group has taken a more active role in this movement, including helping to organize protests against the World Bank and International Monetary...
James Harding September 11, 2001
Anti-globalization activism may seem like a single opponent to organizations like the WTO and World Bank that bear the brunt of its attacks; but in reality, the movement lacks a general consensus beyond the slogan: “Another world is possible.” This other world is at least partially defined in the list of concerns, grievances, or failures members of the movement find in globalization. Anti-...

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