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Taking a stand against divisive politics

An economist offers a path forward for liberals to respond to rising right-wing anger and populism.

The focus has to be on how to find a niche in the ever-changing global value chain while at the same time resisting the corporate capture of the negotiation process in global trade agreements.


YEARS ago, in one of my first conversations with colleague Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, a pioneer development economist at MIT, he asked about the nature of my politics. I said: "left of centre". He put his hand on his chest and said "my heart too is slightly to the left of centre"....

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