A readily measurable aspect of globalization is the increasing exchange of capital, products and services across national boundaries, spurred by expanded use of container shipping and other technological improvements as well as falling barrier. The interdependence is most apparent with global supply chains, as manufactured goods like vehicles and electronics are assembled with components produced around the world, and it’s increasingly rare for any country to be the sole source of any one complex product. Countries aim to increase exports but worry about too many imports and trade imbalances, even as their consumers pursue low prices. Disagreements on subsidies, tariffs, quotas or unfair practices are debated by the World Trade Organization.

Globalization’s Angst and the “Brexit” Vote

More truth-telling is needed in a complex world where the disgruntled try to cherry-pick among regulations, globalization
Farok J. Contractor
June 28, 2016

Memorandum to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

The next US president can rescue global trade and resuscitate the US workforce
From: Jeffrey E. Garten
April 28, 2016

Corporations’ Flight to Low-Tax Countries Angers US Voters

Nations struggle and compete with separate tax codes while multinationals treat the world as a single economic space
Farok J. Contractor
April 12, 2016

Globalization’s Toll: Tata Steel’s Expansion Dream

Slowed growth in China led to its increased steel exports, Tata Steel’s plans to end operations in Britain
Dilip Hiro
April 7, 2016

China, Russia Seek to Profit as the EU Beacon of Democracy Goes Dim

The EU – divided over debt, entitlements and refugees – confronts authoritarian politics at home and from afar
Humphrey Hawksley
April 5, 2016

A Flat World Gets Bumpy With Globalization in Retreat

World leaders blame open borders for economic woes, trying protectionist controls rather than reducing inequality
David Dapice
March 24, 2016

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