1) Do you wear a garment that is partially manufactured in another continent?
2) Have you heard or read opinions and ideas from another continent in the past week?
3) Have you paid global taxes in the last year?
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Global taxes? Yes, of course, on page ten of the Soria Moria Declaration, you can read that the government will "lead the way for international agreements on new global sources of finance that can help redistribute", such as air taxes, carbon taxes, and currency transaction fees.
The intention is good. The extreme transformation and integration the world economy has undergone in a few decades is in no way reflected in the reach of politics and democracy. Environment, trade and development are topics that must also be addressed at a global level. The nation state and national identities should not and will not disappear for the next hundred years, but something extra is needed. While the duties and rights we have as citizens are continuously discussed down to the smallest millimeter, the duties we have towards each other as world citizens are tragically little concretized. Norwegian welfare is largely due to the fact that we are woven closely into the global economy, which is why it is a paradox that Norwegian mainstream media constantly portray Norway as one. . .
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