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Friday, 1 February, 2002, 15:06 GMT
The globalisation debate: Your questions

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The debate is renewed on globalisation, as the World Economic Forum gets into gear in New York.

For many, the globalisation question is whether it is capitalism at its most evil, or a promising way to reduce poverty.

Supporters say globalisation is a force for good, but many opponents feel it is a charade for big business to exploit poor countries.

Is globalisation the best way forward for the world economy? Or does it keep developing countries under the thumb of the wealthy?

Our live forum took place on Friday 1 February with Vernon Ellis, international Chairman of the management consultancy Accenture. Mr Ellis is also a member of the Council of the World Economic Forum meeting in New York. He was joined by Bill Jordan, the general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).


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