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Curated by Project Syndicate

Anti-Globalization Goes Global

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From America to Europe and beyond, populists like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, and Britain’s “Brexiteers” have been lifted by a wave of resentment against free-trade deals, immigration, and remote, supposedly out-of-touch elites. Can political leaders acknowledge and address the real shortcomings of a system that has lifted unprecedented numbers of people out of poverty, without pandering to economic quackery?

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    When Vaccination Is a “Crime”

    Peter Singer

    Hasan Gokal, the medical director of the Harris County, Texas COVID-19 response team, refused to let a vial of vaccine expire and sought out eligible recipients before the doses would have to be discarded. For his sound ethical reasoning, he was fired and faces criminal prosecution. 

    examines the case of Hasan Gokal, a Texas doctor who was fired and faces prosecution for not wasting doses.
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    Build Back Equal

    María Fernanda Espinosa

    Creating an economy that works for everyone is not just a matter of empowering those who have been “left behind” by globalization. Instead, it requires a comprehensive and critical assessment of the systemic forces that are fueling inequality. 

    highlights the limitations of policies aimed at helping those who were “left behind” by globalization.

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