Posts Tagged ‘globalisation

Cheap food is one of the great achievements of humanity. Despite the sneering of environmentalists the available of cheap and abundant food – at least in the developed world – is to be celebrated. Thanks to enormous increases in productivity we no longer live on the edge of starvation. It is therefore worrying that food […]

Tessa Mayes has written on Culture Wars about the meeting I spoke at in November at the Institute of Contemporary Art on the global working class.

Spiked has published an article by me on the global working class. It relates to the debate I am taking part in on the subject at the Institute of Contemporary Art on 20 November.

On 20 November I will be speaking at an event at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London on the new global working class.

A key chapter (PDF) in the latest World Economic Outlook from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) looks at globalisation and inequality. The chapter concedes that inequality has generally widened over the past 20 years although it also makes the point that living standards have generally risen. In other words the poor are better off in […]

There follows a comment by me on the debate about financial globalisation in the latest Fund Strategy (6 August). It refers to a cover story I wrote on the subject There are more misconceptions about globalisation than most other areas. What is more the key features of the global markets and the global economy are […]

Anyone interested in my take on the latest volatility in the financial markets can read my comment in this week’s Fund Strategy (30 July). Not long ago, any problems in a foreign mortgage market would be of little interest to British investors. The shift to a more global world economy and financial system, where markets […]

Branko Milanovic, lead economist in the research unit in the World Bank, is sceptical about the growth of a global middle class. In an interview with the Toronto Globe and Mail he says that even the recent years of strong economic growth will not automatically lead to a larger middle class. In Latin America or […]

I appeared last night on 18 Doughty Street, an internet television channel, discussing a range of topics related to the recent G8 summit of world leaders. The other panellists on the Claire Fox News programme were Deepak Lal and Stuart Simpson. The programme can be watched by clicking: here.

Globalisation needs better public relations according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Angel Gurria, the secretary general of the OECD, was quoted as saying “the story could be told better” in the Financial Times (FT). This view was endorsed by a leader in the FT itself. Gurria’s outburst was prompted by the […]