Summary: Episode Three: The New Rules of the Game
By the early 1990's, most of the world had converted to free-market capitalism, setting the stage for the rapid growth of a new global economy. Rapidly falling trade barriers and unrestricted capital flows fueled by furious technological innovation and a new global workforce would all combine to transform the world economy

"The New Rules of the Game" examines the promise and perils of globalization in the 1990's, focusing on the story of President Bill Clinton's embrace of free trade policies, the challenges the world's leaders faced in taming the virulent contagion of financial collapse in the developing world, and the violent debate over globalization that suddenly surfaced in the Seattle protests.

In a story that moves from the 1992 Presidential campaign to the September 11 attack on America, this film confronts a series of issues: the impact of free trade on the developing world and on American workers; the perils of financial contagion when problems in one developing country cause investors to pull their capital out of all emerging countries; and the challenge of inclusivness - bringing the world's poor into the era of global growth. It cuts through the rhetoric to show what "globalization" really is - and what it will mean for our lives in the twenty-first century.


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