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Naomi Klein and the Anti-Globalization Movement

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  • Segerstrom, Paul

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How should economists be responding to the arguments made by anti-globalization activists? This Paper examines the writings of Naomi Klein, one of the leaders in the anti-globalization movement. The contents of her influential book No Logo are summarized and some problems with her analysis of globalization are discussed. Among the topics covered are the facts about poverty and income inequality, the facts about trade liberalization and economic growth, the experience of Mexico following trade liberalization, and the implication of protest rallies for farmers in developing countries.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 4141.

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Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:4141

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Keywords: anti-globalization; economic growth; free trade; income inequality;

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Cited by:
  1. John Whalley, 2005. "Globalization and Values," CESifo Working Paper Series 1441, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Eckhard Janeba, 2004. "International Trade and Cultural Identity," NBER Working Papers 10426, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Wolf-Heimo GRIEBEN, 2004. "Globalization, Labor Market Rigidities and Multiple Equilibria," DEGIT Conference Papers c009_020, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  4. Janeba, Eckhard, 2007. "International trade and consumption network externalities," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 51(4), pages 781-803, May.

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