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John Bew February 14, 2018
Political scientist Samuel Huntington and others have theorized that elites as beneficiaries of globalization demonstrate less loyalty for nations. Many anticipated great power rivalries to subside after the Cold War, but resentment emerged about global endeavors as revealed by Brexit and Donald Trump’s election: “Two of the nations that had evangelised most about the liberal international order...
Jason Karaian January 26, 2018
Most global leaders attending the World Economic Forum that meets annually are beneficiaries and strong supporters of globalization. Many also agree that globalization and distribution of benefits could be better managed. The general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation suggests that globalization has failed working people with low pay and insecurity. The CEO of ICICI Bank in...
January 24, 2018
The world is not preparing for its most pressing challenges, and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized global institutions for failing to recognize widespread aspirations or to confront reality. He addressed the World Economic Forum, an annual meeting of corporate, government and other leaders to review global priorities. Modi “urged sweeping reforms to modernize and restructure current...
January 16, 2018
Jean-Pierre Lehmann, a long-time contributor to YaleGlobal Online, died December 21, 2017. The professor emeritus of international political economy at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, was 72. Nayan Chanda, founding editor of YaleGlobal Online, remembers Lehmann, a prolific writer on globalization and trade, and his last article for the publication: “The Global Pivot to China.” – YaleGlobal
David Korten December 26, 2017
Globalization is a tool like the pen and, as such, can be used for worthy or terrible purposes, as YaleGlobal has noted in the past. David Korten, writing for Yes, points out that globalization’s definitions vary and can influence levels of support for the age-old phenomenon. YaleGlobal simply defines globalization as the connections of our world through people, products, ideas and more. Korten...
Tim Fernholz December 21, 2017
The US tax bill is a big win for corporations, with corporate income taxes reduced during a time of record profits, reports Tim Fernholz for Quartz. Emboldened multinationals may expect other countries to do the same. “The US corporate tax rate is being cut by 40%, and rather than taxing global earnings, the US will move to a territorial system, with foreign revenue taxed at a bare minimum,” he...
Patrick Wintour December 8, 2017
Citing its commitment to US political sovereignty and strict immigration policies, the Trump administration has pulled the country of the United Nations’ global compact on migration. The announcement came within hours of the opening of a UN global conference on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. According to Patrick Wintour of the Guardian, “The UN had always insisted that the compact was...