Brand New Left, Same Old Prolitics
Brand New Left, Same Old Problems
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Globalization’s friends are fast defecting. Some economists who once extolled the virtues of free trade and the free flow of capital now point out that globalization has brought smaller gains than were once claimed, while destroying working-class jobs and communities. The American public’s views of foreign trade have grown more positive as the U.S. economy has recovered from the Great Recession, but in 2014, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center, only 20 percent of Americans thought that trade created new jobs, and just 17 percent believed that it raised wages. A populist anti-trade backlash is in full swing.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Political Science
Berger, Suzanne. "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?" Foreign Affairs 97, 5 (October 2018): 212-216