Egos, Ambitions and World Trade

October 22nd, 2009

Though often maligned and misunderstood, the World Trade Organization, sits at the center of the global trading system and is arguable a key to successful global capitalism.  However, some argue that it actually threatens international politics and further exacerbates the differences between rich and poor.  Today, amidst our financial crises, is the WTO actually helping or hurting global trade?  Paul Blustein, Journalist in Resident at Brookings and for twenty years a business and economics writer for the Washington Post, in his new book Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations: Clashing Egos, Inflated Ambitions, and the Great Shambles of the World Trade System, helps to explain it all.  My conversation with Paul Blustein.

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