Globalization and its Discontents
Globalization has been both a force for good and ill in the world, argues Satheesan Kumaaran. Economies in conversion are often unable to exploit the benefits of liberal markets, the author says.
Globalization is undeniably the determinant force of the last decade, but what have been its effects? "Most developed countries and countries with economies in conversion are unable to exploit the opportunities of liberal markets. They are very vulnerable to the costs of adjustment. To strengthen their capacity to benefit from open trade and capital movements, good governance and effective implementation of the laws and rules are required, together with a wide range of necessary micro-economic reforms. Education and the creation of infrastructure for the better absorption and adaptation of more advanced technologies remain important."
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Tracking project establishes northern Argentina is wintering ground of Swainson's hawks
- Watch these six dots move across the map and be moved yourself: this is a story about coming of age, discovery, hardship, death and survival.
- Each dot is a tag attached to the talon of a Swainson's Hawk. We follow them on their very first migration, from northern California all the way down to Argentina.
- After one year, only one is still alive.
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