Friday, April 20, 2007

Case for "political pillars"

Which is the greatest threat to globalisation: the protesters on the streets every time the International Monetary Fund or the World Trade Organisation meets, or globalisation's cheerleaders, who push for continued market opening while denying that the troubles surrounding globalisation are rooted in the policies they advocate?
Dani Rodrik on globalization...
Historians teach us that globalisation rests on delicate social and political pillars. The first order of business today is to strengthen these pillars, rather than to push market opening further.

2 comments:

Alberto said...

not many protests these days, given most of these meetings take place on the Moon and anyway the terror discourse has cleverly made everyone forget what they were protesting about: the reasons that lead to terrorism in the first place.

Meantime, France is soon to join the neo-liberal club. That'll leave only Norway defending the social model. I don't see how things will get better... but then, I am hangover today...

Pavlusha34 said...

Delayed in commenting, but they seem to be protesting alright in Germany. CNN called the activists "Leftists" and Euronews called them "anti-globalization" protest. Hmmm.