Let's Have a Real Debate on Globalization

Author: Matthew J. Slaughter
Wall Street Journal

Many are viewing the UAW-GM strike as Exhibit A for how globalization damages America . Matthew Slaughter argues that America ’s automobile industry is a prime example of the aggregate gains generated by the dynamic and interrelated forces of trade, investment and technological change.  He questions how the presidential contenders will craft an American economic policy that both allows greater globalization and also spreads its gains as widely as possible.

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Teaching Module

Teaching Module: In Defense of Globalization

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati

This module features teaching notes by CFR senior fellow Jagdish N. Bhagwati, author of In Defense of Globalization, along with other resources to supplement the text. In this new edition of his popular book, Bhagwati argues that, when properly regulated, globalization can be the most powerful force for social good in the world today.

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Do Globalizers Get Globalization? [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service]

Speaker: Hernando de Soto
Presider: Jeffrey R. Shafer

Hernando De Soto discusses his work with designing and implementing capital formation programs to empower the poor in the developing world. His research within the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD)has given rise to the question: "What's the DNA of market development?" and to the conclusion that national legislation is the reason globalization works for some but not for others.

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