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One for the anti-globalisation mob

The BBC World Service has commissioned a global opinion poll on globalisation etc, and has some findings that mesh with its institutional biases, thus allowing this headline:

"Most See Unfairness in Distribution of Benefits and Burdens of Economic Growth".

Note, however, that the BBC polled rich countries and developing countries, and does not weight the figures by population, thus giving the nonsense of giving as much heed to Lebanon as China. Yes, really.

What it chose not to highlight quite so dramatically is the 'perception of pace of economic globalisation', and in particular, the simple majorities wishing it was quicker in:

  • Central America (all of it bar Belize)
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Russian Federation
  • Portugal
  • Turkey
  • Kenya
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
And what is more, the countries where support for globalisation is at its strongest is where there is a sentiment that the benefits and burdens of economic growth to their nation have been shared unevenly.

By and large the countries strongly wishing it was slower are developed economies - us, the French (fancy...), Oz and the US etc, plus Egypt and the UAE.

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Anonymous nomad said... 11:26 am

Glad to see the licence money being spent so wisely.  

Blogger Novlangue said... 12:07 pm

As always.

Carla Brownie  

Blogger Clunking Fist said... 6:20 pm

Why mustyou throw facts at a thing? You'll only confuse the public.  

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