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Yes, you're right, a laissez faire attitude to globalisation is a sure way to accentuate the negative. In the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries undeard of economic inequality and urban criminality were unleashed as a side effect of the political and economic freedom brought by the bourgeois enlightenment and revolutions. Eventually it was recognised that only the action of a benign state could correct the imbalances and Social Democracy was born. In the same way the global society will also eventually realise that freedom of globalisation has a price that must be corrected by collective action.

We have to recognise the problems and forge global solutions. The EU was ahead of its time in that respect but its now slipping behind the curve

by lemonwilmot (lemonwilmot at gmail.com) on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 09:16:28 AM EST
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