Jerome Levinson is the distinguished lawyer in residence at the American University’s Washington College of Law and is a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus. He worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Latin America in the 1960s and was chief counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sub-Committee on Multinational Corporations and U.S. Foreign Policy (the “Church Committee”) from 1972 to 1977. From 1977 to 1989, he was general counsel to the Inter-American Development Bank.
Globalization: What Is To Be Done?
The race for the presidency has crystallized the debate about what to do about “globalization,” a short-hand way of describing the increasing tendency of firms to locate production abroad, often for the purpose of exporting goods back to the United States rather than producing for the local market.