Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science, is Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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How to Judge Globalism

Globalization is often seen as global
Westernization. On this point, there
is substantial agreement among many proponents and opponents. Those who take an
upbeat view of globalization see it as a marvelous contribution of Western
civilization to the world. There is a nicely stylized history in which the great
developments happened in Europe: First came the Renaissance, then the
Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, and these led to a massive increase
in living standards in the West. And now the great achievements of the West are
spreading to the world. In this view, globalization is not only good, it is also
a gift from the West to the world. The champions of this reading of history tend