Notes from the Editors, June 2001

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  • - The Editors

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https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-053-02-2001-06_0

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In response to the massive popular protests against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) in Quebec City on April 20-21, the mainstream media has adopted as one of its favorite lines that the protesters, while frequently well meaning, are ignorant of basic economics. What this means is that the protesters are refusing to bow down before the alleged virtues of unregulated free trade. In his column on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times (April 24, 2001), Thomas Friedman quoted Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs as saying, "There is not a single example in modern history of a country successfully developing without trading and integrating with the global economy."

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2001-05-31

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Notes from the Editors