Pros And Disadvantages Of Globalization

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Register to read the introduction… However, opponents of globalization fear that the negative aspects of globalization exceed the good ones and see this phenomenon as one of the greatest dangers of the next century. They argue that even though globalization helps economic growth, it also creates considerable gaps between rich countries and poor ones, as well as between rich people and poor people within one country. Concern about the phenomenon of globalization also exists in highly developed economies. Workers in these countries fear that poorer economies can pose a real threat to their level of employment by offering labor force at a much lower price. Another fearful factor that enemies of globalization bring forward is that a certain country's products and culture spread throughout the world, taking over the national products markets of other countries until the latter become more and more restricted and eventually disappear. The most eloquent example is the invasion of American goods and trademarks in countries around the globe. This phenomenon expanded so much that it can be said "...globalization is in so many ways Americanization: globalization wears Mickey Mouse ears, it drinks Pepsi and Coke, eats Big Macs, does its computing on an IBM laptop with Windows 98. Many societies around the world can't get enough of it, but others see it as a fundamental threat."
Yet what the people involved in this dispute fail to understand is that nobody can win here. Arguments on what globalization really means or implies are useless, and so is the struggle to promote or prevent it from happening. Globalization merely happens as a natural and inevitable result of the evolution of humankind. It is a force that can be
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According to Thomas Friedman, "[globalization] can be incredibly empowering and incredibly coercive. It can democratize opportunity and democratize panic. It makes the whales bigger and the minnows stronger. It leaves you behind faster and faster, and it catches up to you faster and faster. While it is homogenizing cultures, it is also enabling people to share their unique individuality farther and wider." Globalization is encountered in all aspects of social activities from the economic to the political, the cultural and even the legal. It can mean a lot of things and it cannot be defined as a singular element. In fact, what globalization means is what WE want it to

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