Alan Oxley: July 2004 Archives

Song of the Idle Rich

Among the more noticeable developments since the failed Seattle World Trade Organization meeting has been the significant increase in activity by the NGOs that have consistently opposed the WTO and the idea of development through free trade. Even more... Read More

Against the Current

Election campaigns generate a political form of electrolysis. Instead of an electrical current separating anything it runs through into positive and negative ions, an electoral current separates attitudes to issues along partisan lines. Usually nothing escapes. Bu Read More

Indulging in Prosperity

The attraction to criticisms of globalization by politicians and commentators in East Asia has always been puzzling. If any region in the world has prospered from globalization, it is East Asia. Complaints that ideas from the West might be... Read More

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