Free trade’s false friends
Advocates for global corporate interests have opportunistically seized the mantle of free trade, and academic economists have largely remained on the sidelines
Is globalism dead? was the title of one of my recent Mint columns (1 August). With the near scuppering by the Walloons of the putative Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), it is, perhaps, too soon to remove the question mark and give a definitive answer.