President Halonen: Globalisation needs Chydenius´ perspective

The Finnish President Tarja Halonen delivered a speech at the main celebration of the Anders Chydenius Jubilee Year in Kokkola on 1.3.2003.

"For Anders Chydenius it was important to examine matters from the perspective of the "small man". I too find it important that we adopt a people-centred perspective when we are analysing the effects of globalisation or pondering how best to manage it. It is people who are the objects of globalisation and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalisation is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people."

The whole speech is available as an Adobe Acrobat file from the link below.