Davos Has Learned to Fake Populism
The world’s most powerful economic elites are using anti-globalist rhetoric to help turbocharge globalization—and enrich themselves.
Globalization’s Government Turns 10
For a decade, the G-20 has provided the nondemocratic oversight the global economy deserves.
Then They Came for the Lawyers
Technology has already driven blue-collar workers into the underclass. Professionals may be next.
First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.
Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.
David Cameron Didn’t Just Sell Out to China
China’s global economic ambitions require help, and it’s entirely appropriate for the United Kingdom to offer it.
Three Cheers for Globalism!
An unabashed defense of the Trump administration’s favorite object of ire.
Are We on the Verge of a Full-On Trade War With China?
China was once a cheerleader for Trump. But now that the president is singing a different tune, that could quickly change.
Europe Is the West’s Last Defense Against Populism
A sizable bloc of voters across Western democracies sense that they are on the losing end of globalization – and want to defect from it.
Davos Man Has No Clothes
The World Economic Forum’s annual celebration of global capitalism once represented the inevitable arc of human progress. No longer.
It’s the End of the World as We Know It
Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the fragility of international order and his latest book, “A World in Disarray.”
Why We Should Remain Optimistic in 2017
New York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman argues that despite all the disruptions in today’s world, we should instead look to opportunity and growth, and stay positive.
It’s the Globalization, Stupid
Don’t blame low working-class wages or the financial crisis for the populist wave that produced Trump and Brexit. The data show the tide started decades ago.
Poll: Trump’s Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Trade Talk Isn’t Actually Very Popular
Trump's message plays well with his base but gains little traction with the broader electorate.
The Bard of His Own Backyard
Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.
Brexit Is a Global Health Risk
New waves of nationalism in the U.K., U.S., and Europe could threaten the financing of programs that have saved millions of lives around the world.
It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses
The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry.
Economics Has Failed America
When it comes to the impact of global trade, the dismal science has done a dismal job explaining how to help workers hurt by globalization.
The Exchange: What Do Margaret Thatcher and Genghis Khan Tell Us About the Future of Globalization?
Jeffrey E. Garten and Robert Zoellick on refugees, women, and the connected world.
Are Women Still Disconnected From The Connected World?
2011 Global Thinker Robert Zoellick and Jeffrey E. Garten discuss the future of emerging markets, gender equality, and the cyclical nature of globalization.