Hard truths about helping the losers from globalisation

February 1, 2007 – Nestled among the wooded Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia’s far south-west, Galax is a town of bluegrass music, barbecue and hardscrabble living. It is home to an annual fiddlers’ convention and, less happily, a huddle of textile and furniture factories. Over the past few years, globalisation has hit hard. Read the article here.