Friday, 7 January 2011
In essence globalisation merely increases the wealth of the priveleged, while providing just enough scraps to the poor, so that the poor can consume some of the products of the wealthy, even if its just food. Enough poor are kept alive to be a market for the priveleged. Once the market reaches a big enough size, the rest of the poor are left to starve and die. This is what we are seeing internationally.
Those who starve and die are outside of the free market. The free market doesn't need them; their market of poor consumers is big enough. Cheerleading India's developing middle class is disgusting.
The language of international diplomacy and development is 'national interest'.
I recommend anyone to read The Globalisation Gap By Robert A Isaak.