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Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama traded barbs this weekend over a topic that's fairly new to the debate, but important in upcoming primary states - Globalization.
The senators have been walking a tightrope with upcoming primaries in Texas and Ohio. As they try to appeal to voters in both states, they're encountering the tricky landscape of global politics. In Ohio and other midwestern states with high unemployment rates, free trade policies are shorthand for overseas outsourcing. But in Texas, trade pacts like NAFTA have promoted robust cross-border trading, spurring economic growth. Some analysts say that it might even keep a looming recession at bay in Texas, as the rest of the economy struggles.
Today, we discuss the politics of globalization. Our panel of experts, Giulio Gallarotti of Wesleyan, Nayan Chanda of Yale and Vijay Prashad of Trinity will talk about the impact of the global trade debate on the 2008 Election and what the rest of the world is looking for from the next American President.
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