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Free trade is good for poor countries despite what protesters and protectionists claim. But there is less of it than most people think. Most trade is regional, not global, and next month’s WTO meeting in Doha is unlikely to change that.

Posted 01 Nov 2001 in Published articles
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The left must learn to love the World Trade Organisation.

Posted 12 Jul 2001 in Published articles
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One of the enduring myths about globalisation is that it is bad for the poor. Yet the facts suggest otherwise.

Posted 12 Dec 2000 in Published articles
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Europe is finally reforming. Governments are starting to liberalize. European Union leaders have pledged to nurture the new economy. Germany’s parliament has approved radical tax reform. France’s finance minister is talking about tax cuts too. Amazing. But is globalization forcing their hands?

Posted 08 Sep 2000 in Published articles