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WALTER HAMILTON. Rush for the exits

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this month stood alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull near The Gap––once Sydney’s favourite suicide spot––they presented themselves as brothers-in-arms for multilateral free trade. How quickly things can change.  

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JOHN MENADUE and IAN McAULEY. The future of globalisation.

Rescuing globalisation from cheer leaders and populists. If we cannot make globalisation work for all, in the end it will work for none.  Kofi Annan Last week John Menadue raised the issue of globalisation, welcoming comment from other people in … Continue reading

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TIM HARCOURT. Three reasons free trade has become a political football.

  Surveying democratic election results around the world, it’s clear the high water mark for globalisation has been met. Free trade, always questionable economics, is no longer good politics and in many ways has jumped the shark.

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