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Publication Date

12-1-1999

Series Information

Policy Brief 202

Publisher

Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130

Description

The global economy is under assault by a strange alliance of radical groups and several mainstream environmental organizations. The outfits from the far left are long-term opponents of the capitalist system, both at home and abroad, so their opposition to trade between nations is neither new nor newsworthy. It is surprising, however, that organizations like the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth have joined this effort to oppose the modern economy. This paper attempts to respond to these views. Isolationist policies are a foolhardy, futile pursuit in today's interconnected, globalized economy.

Keywords

Globalization, Isolationism, International Trade, Policy

Disciplines

Economics | Public Policy

Comments

The Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), 1975-2001, is the predecessor of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi/org/10.7936/K7M906T5

DOI

doi:10.7936/K7M906T5

The Assault on the Global Economy

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