How to Understand Globalization: Not Nations, But Class

Yilmaz Akyuz South Centre Chief Economist Yilmaz Akyuz explains why a correct understanding of contemporary globalization requires class, rather than nation, as the central unit of analysis. Originally published by The Real News Network. Full transcript below. LYNN FRIES: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Lynn Fries in Geneva. The question is often posed whether trade and investment is a zero sum game among nations – between Mexico, for example, and the US. South Centre Chief Economist Yilmaz Akyuz says he does not think nations are the correct focus here. He said this at a South Centre briefing for developing countries at the United Nations Geneva. In this report, we…
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