Didier Darcet
5 September 2018

The Oxymoron of World Trade

Oxymorons are powerful combinations of contradictory meanings. In practice, oxymorons tend to develop at the margin and at the boundary conditions of a theory, or of a stable environment. Thus, they can reflect instabilities, contradictory forces, potential regime shifts etc. For this reason, they must be taken seriously. World trade is, today, behaving like an oxymoron…