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Has globalization turned against us?

Globalization has shrunk the world over the last quarter century. Free trade in products and services, the unencumbered movement of people, ideas and capital, open capital markets, production and technological inventions, public support for global trade and adherence to international law all reached record levels and the world economy thrived. Globalization benefited developed and developing countries alike, and helped lift millions of Chinese, Indians and others out of poverty.