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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Localisation

I've often berated the European Commission's vain attempts to catalyse cross-border markets using Directives. The law follows commerce. And recent sociolinguistic research has shown that the way language evolves locally has not been altered by, say, the global distribution of Hollywood films, immigration or mass-market travel. So it was interesting to see Schumpeter put "the case against globaloney" based on World 3.0, the new book by Pankaj Ghemawat that demonstrates how thin the evidence is that globalisation has really taken hold - a must-read for Eurocrats.

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