Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, globalisation has been a divisive topic, with supporters crediting it with lifting 650 million people out of poverty while detractors blame it for slow income growth in rich countries. Photo: The Washington Post Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, globalisation has been a divisive topic, with supporters crediting it with lifting 650 million people out of poverty while detractors blame it for slow income growth in rich countries. Photo: The Washington Post
Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, globalisation has been a divisive topic, with supporters crediting it with lifting 650 million people out of poverty while detractors blame it for slow income growth in rich countries. Photo: The Washington Post
Richard Wong
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Don’t blame globalisation for stagnant wages in rich countries

Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, globalisation has been a divisive topic, with supporters crediting it with lifting 650 million people out of poverty while detractors blame it for slow income growth in rich countries. Photo: The Washington Post Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, globalisation has been a divisive topic, with supporters crediting it with lifting 650 million people out of poverty while detractors blame it for slow income growth in rich countries. Photo: The Washington Post
Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, globalisation has been a divisive topic, with supporters crediting it with lifting 650 million people out of poverty while detractors blame it for slow income growth in rich countries. Photo: The Washington Post
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Richard Wong

Richard Wong

Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong