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It’s a globalized world after all

By Lisa Van Dusen      

The globalization of corruption, confusion, collusion, cruelty, and cynicism is flourishing, and the president of the United States is doing nothing to fight that.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured July 7, 2017, with U.S. President Donald Trump before the first working meeting on global growth and trade during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Mr. Trump’s anti-globalization position is a misdirectional dodge on the causes of both inequality and manufacturing job loss, to which automation is a much more serious threat. Photograph courtesy of German federal government/Denzel

MONTREAL—As tends to happen with words that get tossed into the post-truth Trump-o-lizer, “globalization” has taken on some negative associations lately. In the same way that “loser,” “classy,” and “huge” have evolved in this era of small bigs and horrible “tremendouses,” globalization has been repurposed to mean something it didn’t used to.

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