Publiceret: 27.09.2017Af Karen Witt Olsen mail
For Lars Løkke Rasmussen, it is equally important to focus on the underlying basis for the scepticism towards globalisation that has gained ground abroad and that the Prime Minister also sees amongst some groups in Denmark.
- Naturally, the traces of national self-sufficiency we are seeing in various places have a cause. It stems from something. And we see that at home, too, he says.
According to the Prime Minister, it particularly has to do with the divide between the collective benefits of globalisation and the individual’s “justified”fear of being left behind as the losing party in a world where everything happens faster and faster.
- It’s no problem to find the proof to show that Denmark has benefited from globalisation and that prosperity has increased. It is the at more personal level that it is challenging. It is my impression that many have a feeling that, metaphorically speaking, the earth is spinning faster and faster, and that there is a risk of falling off, he says.
Fundamentally, it also has to do with the fact that competition has become fiercer as globalisation has intensified. And while it is all very well that Danish businesses in general are doing excellently in the global competition, for the individual, the developments can seem both complex and threatening.
- It is both the possible gains and possible losses that have increased. If you do well, you not only do business in Denmark, but the whole world. But the risk of failing has also become greater as competition has increased, says Lars Løkke Rasmussen.