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The new wave of globalization may be expected to create new patterns of inequality within countries. Inequality has long been a problem in developed and developing countries, but the new wave of glo ...

The new wave of globalization may be expected to create new patterns of inequality within countries. Inequality has long been a problem in developed and developing countries, but the new wave of globalization – through new patterns of outsourcing, offshoring and technology diffusion – may be creating inequality along new lines.

Change educational systems to emphasize analytical thinking and problem solving instead of rote learning.

Our current educational systems have evolved in response to the needs of a strong manufacturing sector; future educational systems may evolve as a response to the needs of a strong “neurofacturing” sector. Neurofacturing is creative work that used to be done with pencil and paper, but is now done with knowledge equipment that greatly amplifies the productivity of the talented. Capabilities like getting to work on time and learning to follow orders, which are emphasized in the present school curricula, appear to be less helpful for neurofacturing. Thus, if school curricula do not change, we will probably continue to see an inadequate match between people´s skill and the aptitudes demandet by globalization, as well as an associated rise in income inequality.

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    In developed economies, do not compensate the losers from globalization through protectionist measures, but rather through compensatory education and progressive taxation.

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