Saturday, April 14, 2007

The three horsemen of globalization

Critics fear increased cooperation between the World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund will spawn an 800-pound gorilla.

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By Monte Paulsen

SEATTLE -- There's nothing like the smell of tear gas in the morning. Paired with the sight of riot-ready troops marching from the sickly yellow fog, the acrid scent evokes Orwellian visions of a New World Order among even the least paranoid citizens.

Even the most optimistic might raise an eyebrow at one deal that went down behind the barricades during the Battle of Seattle this week.