Kissinger on Trump and 'The Cunning of Reason'
The Financial Times has a diverting weekly feature - "Lunch with the FT" - in which its correspondents interview some notable person over lunch. You get the human to-and-fro of a sometimes revealing conversation between two individuals. You get appreciative comments about the attractive and vivacious maitre d', the bottle of . . .
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Trade war won't cause recession says Paul Krugman
Yahoo Finance's Dion Rabouin wonders Why Trump's trade war hasn't tanked the market or the economy yet:
Business sentiment has been shaken by U.S. President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China, the European Union and other countries, financial analysts say. But some are wondering why the impact hasn’t shown up in . . .
Two angles on why we need the nation state
The two angles are from the English conservative writer and philosopher Roger Scruton, and from the economist Dani Rodrik, who, outside his technical economic writings, appears to be a conventional American liberal – horrified by Trump and so forth. Yet both, in sometimes overlapping, sometimes complementary ways, make a persuasive case . . .
No "right sides" to history
Carl Ritter has a valuable discussion of globalism in Quillette magazine, called “The Poverty of Cosmopolitan Historicism”. To clarify terms, globalism or cosmopolitanism is not the same as globalization. Globalization is the growth in flows of trade, investment, people, and ideas across national borders, while . . .
Globalization is still flat - and that's not necessarily bad
Martin Sandbu is optimistic about the outlook for globalization in 2017. While his colleague at the Financial Times Shawn Donnan recently wrote about globalization in countries' policies (on which I commented yesterday), Mr. Sandbu looks at globalization in outcomes, in the sense of growing economic integration between countries.. . .
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The globalization train is leaving the station buddy!
“Globalisation marches on without Trump” is a long article (“The Big Read”) by Shawn Donnan in the Financial Times of November 6, 2017. The nub is that other countries are “striking trade deals” and “launching negotiations at an accelerating pace”, while Donald Trump’s America . . .
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