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ITIF Book Chapter: Globalisation, New Technology and Transformation


By Rob Atkinson
August 06, 2009

In a recent book, Social Justice in the Global Age, edited by the London think tank Policy Network, ITIF President Rob Atkinson writes that the ICT revolution, not globalization, is at the heart of the social and economic transformations of the last quarter-century. In his chapter, “Globalisation, New Technology and Transformation”, Atkinson argues that in order to achieve the full potential of globalization, global organizations like the World Bank and the IMF, and U.S. organizations like the Agency for International Development need to stop promoting export-led growth as a key to national development. Instead, they need to focus aid on those nations that move away from such negative-sum mercantilist policies and toward policies focused on spurring domestic productivity and widely shared growth.

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