The Hard Truths of Globalization

IT’S EASY TO FEEL that globalization—one of the most vital business trends of the past half-century—is in retreat. Millions of voters in the U.S. and Britain blame it for stealing their jobs, and it was a major reason for the international civic convulsion known as Brexit. Political candidates castigate it or abandon trade agreements they previously endorsed.

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