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The Economist Debate: 'Free trade is the only way to make the poor world richer'

This debate is part of a series of Westminster Fringe debates, partnered with the Stockholm Network. This event is complimentary, however seats are limited so registration is strongly recommended.

Is free trade the only way of raising people in the developing world out of poverty? Could protectionism for poorer countries be an effective tool to level the global playing field? Or would this just lead to unsustainable economic policies as each nation retreats into isolationism? Would the comprehensive removal of international trade barriers improve the lives of people in the poorest countries? Or should we be considering less uniform policies that genuinely work in the interests of all?


Simon Cox, The Economist | talks
Gibril Faal, African Foundation for Develop | talks
John Hilary, War on Want | talks


Date and Time:

23 March 2006 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Telford Theatre
One Great George Street
+44 20 7665 2323
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The Economist
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