For fairer trade

In 2002, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz published a controversial but influential book titled Globalization and Its Discontents. Stiglitz had just resigned his position as chief economist at the World Bank, in part because of controversy over his criticism of his own institution and others. His objections to the direction of globalization lay mostly in ethical concern for the world’s poor, and his book was a rallying point for economists, social scientists, activists and others who shared his uneasiness.

 

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