CHAPTER 2

Freedom and Globalization: Simultaneously Possible

(With Valbona Zeneli)

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Globalization, trade, and investment deserve our “thank you” for their achievements. Yes, currently, in Europe and the United States, popular discontent is forcefully expressed. An introvert trend has emerged, fed by nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and antiglobalization rhetoric.

Globalization is not new; it has existed for centuries. What is different today is the speed of globalizing the world, made possible by new technologies, transportation networks, media, and international marketing. Many claim that never before in history has there been so much evidence ...

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