Who Hates Multinationals?
Leftist activists in the United States and Europe may think multinational corporations are a scourge to the world’s poor, but that’s not the view of most people in developing nations, according to the Pew Global Attitudes Survey. As reported in Yale Global Online, individuals in poor nations are far more likely to view globalization as positive for their country — and the world’s poor don’t think much of the anti-globalization protestors who purport to speak on their behalf. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, 75 percent of households believe that multinational corporations have a positive impact on their country, while only 28 percent have a similiarly positive view of anti-globalization protestors. (LvVC)