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Globalization Weekly is a weekly podcast on the free flow of trade, ideas, people and information across international borders. In an era of “alt right” politics, economic isolationism and toxic racism, we explore the (mostly) beneficial reality of transnational commerce, legal and undocumented immigration and international diplomacy.Read more »
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"Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse" is not a "Deterrent"
4 days ago
Children are being ripped from their parents across America's southern border - including some seeking legal asylum, not illegal entry. Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, called it "nothing less than government-sanctioned child abuse." White House Chief of Staff John Kelly once called it a "deterrent." Marcus and Melissa highlight some lies and misconceptions about President Trump's policy (not law) and offer suggestions on how to help.
Also, Argentina and Ireland made major steps toward legalizing abortion in recent weeks. Traditionally, increased access to contraception and abortion has led to declines in abortion services and maternal mortality in the developed world; will that trend continue as abortion spreads to new nations?Read more »