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Is Globalisation Wilting or Blooming?

October 6th, 2016

Episode 632 of 836 episodes

We explore some of the forces now putting a brake on international commerce. Not everyone is enthusiastic about globalisation. From Donald Trump to Marine Le Pen, more and more politicians are saying a loud "Non", "No" or "Get lost" to globalisation. And it seems many voters are buying onto the message. Do they have a point? Who are the winners and losers of ever freer trade in products and services? We hear from Kenya where views are divided on the impact of better access to global markets. And then we debate the issues with two economists: Andrew Lilico, executive director of the UK think tank Europe Economics, and Steven Weisman, vice president for publications and communications at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. (Picture: A worker at the Rymie flower farm in Kenya; Credit: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

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