With the UK’s vote for Brexit, Trump’s election, and the rise of Le Pen in France, it feels as if there is a backlash against the “Washington Consensus” and globalisation. Stephen King, economic adviser at HSBC has made this the topic of his latest book, “Grave New World: the end of globalisation, the return of history”.
In this short video, the latest in our series of interviews with authors of interesting books on economic themes, we discuss the reversal of trends that we’d started to take for granted, and ask what fills the vacuum if western institutions fall away.
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