‘Globalisation and the Poor’, authored by Johan Norberg, was contributed to the workshop Campaigning for Free Trade which was organized in November 2003 by the Liberal Institute of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. He examines the anti-globalisation sentiments that came to the fore at the turn of the century, rooted in the beliefs that globalisation causes poverty and widens wealth inequality. He examines the different measurements of poverty, and argues that absolute measures are more accurate in determining whether poverty has declined. He uses data to elucidate that poverty reduction has taken place over the last decades of the twentieth century and that the trend continues. He also explains how economic growth causally reduces poverty. He then illustrates his arguments with case study examples of specific countries, including Sweden, Taiwan, and Vietnam. He also shows how different rates of growth in different countries can be related to their different rates of integration with the global economy. The higher the restrictions imposed on trade and flow of capital, the lesser the rate of growth and poverty reduction. Protectionism is a major feature of poor countries that remain poor. He concludes by providing statistics that show that poorer people hold a more positive view of globalisation. Citizens of the more developed Western nations take for granted the wealth and prosperity that they have.