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Why globalization aids the poor

The movement that first coalesced in Seattle at the anti-World Trade Organization demonstrations last December and recurred in Washington, D.C., in opposition to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in April does not, of course, speak with one voice. It is a coalition involving unions, environmentalists, consumer groups, and religious communities, each with its own emphasis. But one element that links these groups is the belief...

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About the Author

Jay Mandle is the W. Branford Wiley Professor of Economics at Colgate University. He is also director of development for Democracy Matters (

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