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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 04-01-2022, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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So, is globalization good or bad?

What you think?
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:16 PM
 
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Finding something worse than globalization isn't easy though. I mean climate change, meteor impact or this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...fatality_rates
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:36 PM
 
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Without globalization China would not have been able to lift the most millions of people in the shortest time out of poverty.
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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Finding something worse than globalization isn't easy though. I mean climate change, meteor impact or this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...fatality_rates
Dengue haemorrhagic fever is no fun, bro... We know "dengue hemorragica" here in Brazil, and believe me, it's terrible...
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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Without globalization China would not have been able to lift the most millions of people in the shortest time out of poverty.
what about India?
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Old 04-01-2022, 06:10 PM
 
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what about India?
Democracy is messy.
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Old 04-03-2022, 04:22 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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So, is globalization good or bad?

What you think?
If you want your country to be like other countries, then globalization is good.

If you want your country to have a distinct identity, then globalization is not so good.
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Old 04-03-2022, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Honolulu/DMV Area/NYC
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I didn't vote because I think that it depends on the level and type of leadership, laws, and regulations involved with a globalization scheme.
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Old 04-03-2022, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Habsburg Lands of Old
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I voted bad , but I'm going to expand on that a bit since my views on this subject are somewhat nuanced .


Not every aspect of globalization is negative , after all one wouldn't be able to ( f.ex ) obtain products from halfway around the world if it was , yet many/possibly most issues that are brought up in relation to the term globalization tend to be negative in my view .

For instance I am quite opposed to vast sprawling trade arrangements which have a tendency towards concentration benefiting a few actors ( such as the European Single Market ) since they oftentimes offer little opportunity for most of the participants to properly manage their economic needs in a way that's best suited for themselves .


Of course it is indeed frequently very advantageous for countries that are incapable of achieving economic autarky to enter into mutually beneficial trade deals , nonetheless the lack of flexibility involved in many of these deals is quite off putting in my view .

Going further the cultural/social aspects of globalization are even more objectionable in my view , since I'm not sure if a single good aspect of said phenomenon can be thought of .

The fact that the same sort of multinational franchise businesses ( e.g. McDonald's ) can be found in locations all across the globe , along with the fact that one can see all sorts of people wearing the same sort of clothing/holding the same electronic gadgets/being interested in the same social media trending events in practically every developed country in this day and age makes the world all the less interesting and diverse IMHO .

Naturally much of what I've mentioned is a matter of subjective aesthetic preference/unavoidable to a great extent as the result of technological innovation , yet I doubt it can be denied that the ( to reference Russell Kirk ) variety and mystery of human existence is not at all proliferating in this age due to the incredible amounts of uniformity which exist now on a global scale as the result of globalization .

In short while I'm not one to completely object to everything that has to do with what's called globalization , I find that there are far more negative aspects of said term than positive .
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Old 04-04-2022, 05:27 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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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!
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