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Hm. Blödsinn oder ziemlich clever?
We need to distinguish sharply and clearly between the pressure for a worldwide free market and the process of globalization. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the two do not move in the same direction, but rather the reverse. The global free market is a political project that is not much more than a decade old; globalization dates back at least to the late nineteenth century, when transatlatic telegraph cables provided, for the first time, an instant link between markets in Euroope and North America.

Properly understood, globalization means nothing more than the increasing interconnection of world events, created by technologies that abolish or curtail time and distance. Because it is driven by new technologies, it is an inexorable process.