The Consequences Of Globalization: A World Lie

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Globalization: A World Lie
Arais Farah
The two biggest issues facing the world today are global warming and human rights violations. The theory and implementation of world globalization has a direct correlation with the heinous crimes not only against human beings but mother earth because globalization makes use of human capital and finite resources for the betterment of world powers and at the expense of poor, marginalized demographics as well as the world itself. To begin debating globalization we must define what the term is implicitly. Globalization is the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets (Merriam Webster). It
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Humans are very complex creatures with many talents, capabilities, emotions and reactions. One of the feelings that separate humans from animals in terms of psychology is empathy. Empathy is the feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions (Merriam Webster); the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Due to increasing profits, corporate bonus, and the greed of the globalized hierarchy, the emotion most known to man, empathy, has been lost. Political scientist Nikhil Aziz distinguishes two kinds of globalization: globalization from above, and globalization from below. Western civilizations such as the United States pressure smaller, developing countries to become democracies, with free trade and capitalistic, at the expense of its own resources, its own people, and its own morals. Globalization means allowing free passage by transnational business, to come into these developing countries, use their tax laws to their advantage, pay their citizens pennies on the dollar of what an American citizen would make, and humiliate the people. These corporations and western world power integration into these developing countries have intensified debt, poverty and economic inequality. These countries are spending less money on government expenditures such as building infrastructure, education, social services, and job growth from within to fund export orientation. This directly makes poor countries reliant on transnational countries for jobs and money. These transnational businesses, such as Nike, would pay a third world citizen such as one from Bolivia $1 an hour for ten hours of work in their shoe shop under the worst conditions with no breaks, no health benefits, and no food. Furthermore, these poor workers face many of the same fears that American workers have with the pay-cut demands of trans nation employers

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