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In Defense of Globalization

Posted by hkarner - 18. Januar 2017

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We Can’t Undo Globalization, But Can Improve It

Posted by hkarner - 12. Januar 2017

Enligthening! No „post truth“ story, but real! (hfk)

Date: 11-01-2017
Source: Harvard Business Review

Global flows of trade and investment add economic value, and dismantling systems that rely on globalization would reduce prosperity. “While the impulse to erect trade barriers is understandable given the pain experienced by workers in a range of industries and communities in recent years, it is not the way to create lasting growth and shared prosperity,” notes a Harvard Business Review article. “During the past decade, the United States was the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment, with nearly $2 trillion invested in a range of sectors, companies, and workers across the country.” Still, managers and politicians cannot ignore the costs of trade and globalization, and must support communities with transition. The authors recommend solutions: Job hunters should be willing to relocate. Companies should expand export and trade capability. Globalization is more digital in nature, and firms should explore opportunities. Retraining should be customized for fields and communities, and benefits should be portable across state lines. Expanding globalization’s opportunities, rather than limiting cross-border flows, would be the better approach to boosting prosperity. – YaleGlobal
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The Age of Trump

Posted by hkarner - 11. Januar 2017

Joseph E. StiglitzStiglitz

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America’s Failures of Representation and Prospects for Democracy

Posted by hkarner - 9. Januar 2017

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A Brief History of Immigrants

Posted by hkarner - 3. Januar 2017

Credit to Rob Creemers.

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“America First” and Global Conflict Next

Posted by hkarner - 3. Januar 2017

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A New Year’s Development Resolution

Posted by hkarner - 2. Januar 2017

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Year-End Roundup: In 2016, The World Passed The Tipping Point Into A Perilous New Era

Posted by hkarner - 1. Januar 2017

A search for identity amid the swell of anonymous forces from globalization to technology drove this year’s anti-elite political upheaval.

By: Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-chief, 31/12/2016

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Last year, we were on the cusp. This year, we’ve gone over.

In the 2015 WorldPost Year-End Roundup, we observed that we were then “on the cusp of a tipping point” in the race between a world coming together and one falling apart. In 2016, we have indeed tipped over into a new era.

The profound upheavals of this year were anticipated in an essay we published in March titled “Why the World Is Falling Apart.” In that piece I wrote, “The fearful and fearsome reaction against growing inequality, social dislocation and loss of identity in the midst of vast wealth creation, unprecedented mobility and ubiquitous connectivity, is a mutiny, really, against globalization so audacious and technological change so rapid that it can barely be absorbed by our incremental nature. In this accelerated era,” I continued, “future shock can feel like repeated blows in the living present to individuals, families and communities alike.” Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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The Crisis of Market Fundamentalism

Posted by hkarner - 28. Dezember 2016

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How to Cure the Globalization Backlash

Posted by hkarner - 26. Dezember 2016

Date: 23-12-2016
Source: Forbes

Those who fear globalization are often dismissed as bigots, but anxiety over security and jobs is another factor, explains author and professor Harold Sirkin for Forbes. Many in the developed world have lost confidence. “Unfortunately, too many people in the industrialized West have too much idle time on their hands – and not by choice,” he explains and that compounds the anger and fear. “People who feel secure in their jobs are more likely to spend their spare time (and spare change) on activities such as fishing and shopping, ballgames and beach outings, nights at the movies and dining out at restaurants, than thinking about globalization and immigration.” Education, training, jobs and productivity contribute to individual confidence and industry competitiveness. – YaleGlobal

Anxiety about jobs, underemployment combined with some people with too much free time may have fueled the anti-globalization movement and populism

Harold Sirkin

Many thought leaders in the United States and Europe are trying to come to grips with the globalization backlash taking place on both sides of the Atlantic.

While I don’t share the views of the de-globalization crowd, I think it’s important to understand their thinking—and not dismiss them out of hand as racists, religious bigots, and xenophobes, as some have done.

While xenophobia and other fears may be factors—speaking in the present tense, because the backlash has hardly ebbed—concerns over family safety and job security appear to be a much higher priority.

Unfortunately, too many people in the industrialized West have too much idle time on their hands—and not by choice.

European factories aren’t operating at or near capacity, hundreds of thousands of IT jobs have been lost in recent years and the European Union’s average unemployment rate is nearing 10% (and trending much higher than that in countries like Greece and Spain). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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