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View Poll Results: Is globalization good or bad?
Globalization is good 24 47.06%
Globalization is bad 27 52.94%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-04-2022, 07:45 AM
 
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On whether its a good or a bad thing might depend on whether the world becomes a free Democratic world like the West or a world of oppression like China, Russia and the Borg cube that is North Korea. Lets all hope and pray that freedom wins out!
You cannot control freedom. Its not the plan
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Old 04-04-2022, 11:38 AM
 
Location: PNW
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If humanity itself was basically a Sim City project, then I cannot see any rational argument to say globalization is bad. Goods and services move across the world supplying regions with the lowest cost of obtaining the product and sellers with much needed capital. Win-win.

Of course from the perspective of an individual it greatly changes especially if it makes what you used to rely on for a living much more difficult to turn a profit, hence protectionism. These are all societal and political constructs though, "globalization is bad for certain sectors and populations in America" is not the same as "globalization is bad for humanity". Otherwise you'd never lift some billions out of poverty.
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Old 04-04-2022, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Like nearly any human endeavor, it has its pros and cons.
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Old 04-04-2022, 06:28 PM
 
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If humanity itself was basically a Sim City project, then I cannot see any rational argument to say globalization is bad. Goods and services move across the world supplying regions with the lowest cost of obtaining the product and sellers with much needed capital. Win-win.

Of course from the perspective of an individual it greatly changes especially if it makes what you used to rely on for a living much more difficult to turn a profit, hence protectionism. These are all societal and political constructs though, "globalization is bad for certain sectors and populations in America" is not the same as "globalization is bad for humanity". Otherwise you'd never lift some billions out of poverty.
Exactly, whether it's good or bad depends on the individual life circumstances. I'm personally in favor in globalization. My industry is part of the services sector, which has mostly been unaffected or in many cases enhanced by globalization. While in college I took a job as part-time order filler in a Levi Strauss warehouse. Those jobs were soon outsourced to Mexico and the warehouse closed. For the people that were dependent on that job for a living, I doubt they saw globalization as a good thing.

I also think many people incorrectly solely blame globalization for the reduction of U.S. manufacturing. This wasn’t the case. Even without off shoring, the manufacturing sector was doomed for decline. Other industrialized nations had come out of their WWII funk creating competition that wasn’t present immediately after the war. The rise in automation also dwindled the number of jobs. Even if globalization was halted today, there wouldn't be a return that era of manufacturing.
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Old 04-05-2022, 12:21 AM
 
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There needs to be a safety net under globalization. Venezuela was a direct and predictable effeect of the market's freedom to run wild.
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Old 04-05-2022, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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So, is globalization good or bad?

What you think?
It depends whether you think the growth of large corporate capitalism is a good thing, and are prepared to look at the negatives as well as the positives.

Globalisation often displaces local culture, with high streets looking increasingly the same, the spread of fast food and increasingly global entertainment and sports.

In terms of increased travel many areas becoming little less than gimmicky tourist traps.

Whilst at the same time low wages and even slave labour have been used by a number of large corporations and globalisation has been criticised by environmental groups.

On the plus side globalisation has helped in terms of increased joint scientific advancement/research, free trade and has also led to lower costs and cheaper products, thereby increasing standards of living in some countries.

The War in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia, are leading towards the prospect of de-globalisation and adjustment.
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Old 04-06-2022, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Habsburg Lands of Old
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On whether its a good or a bad thing might depend on whether the world becomes a free Democratic world like the West or a world of oppression like China, Russia and the Borg cube that is North Korea. Lets all hope and pray that freedom wins out!

Freedom and democracy are two very different things , a subject I'll more than likely expound on in another thread .
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Old 04-06-2022, 11:58 PM
 
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I like the thriving African tribal life where you live hundreds of thousands of years while others go to war w modern weapons wiping each other out
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Old 04-10-2022, 02:35 AM
 
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Democracy is messy.
But totalitarian dictatorship is even worse. Look at Russia, North Korea, Mainland China, Syria, etc.
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Old 04-12-2022, 01:38 PM
 
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Having to carefully control such forces correctly. Worldwide modern 21st Century Globalization is probably more right than wrong. If there is a Poll option that says, "Mixed Situation", just might click on that button.

When is overly widespread usage of English an issue? Almost already reaching this point. What about foreign cuisine? Please take out Italian Pizza, Pasta in some Asian republics. Reach remarkably clever rearranging of chain stores. Is Ikea going to be in every country? Enough independent sovereign units have to follow their own unique customs, rules, entire range of offerings.
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