Globalization And Capitalism

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There 's a lot of controversy about the topic of globalization. Many think that globalization is just another form of capitalism. One of the meanings of globalization is when big or small companies use the people in other poor countries to produce products or services for a cheaper rate than what the companies would pay their own country’s people. However, globalization harms the poor by ultimately taking jobs away from workers, including low income working people. Many times jobs are given to cheaper workers in poor countries and it affects our poor population even more. Although they were making low wages, they still had a job. When jobs are taken away from them to give other people in different countries a job, it hurts our own low income …show more content…
They work in unfavorable conditions and get paid much less then what Americans would get paid. The sad part is that they do not realize that they are making less than what Americans would make; they are only worried about keeping that job and making the money they can use to support their families. One of the problems the workers face is that it becomes a competition for them in order to get the job. Even though the job does not pay well, they still need every penny, or the currency they use, to make their own lives easier. Due to the NAFTA, the United States can open up factories in poor countries and have that country’s people work for them. The employees that work for the companies work in horrible conditions such as sweatshops that are dirty and unsanitary. Working in such conditions does not seem ethical to others, but for the people working, all they want is that job. For example, just like the sex workers just want the job for the money, no matter if it’s ethical or not. Society looks down on companies and their sweatshops, just like they look down on sex …show more content…
Globalization affects the liberty of the people involved with the companies that decide to use poor people as their way to make a profit. In some ways, society sees it as slavery, even though it is not to that extent. The workers in other countries are not truly treated as slaves were, but they are treated unfairly. In America, that would most likely never happen. Somewhere along the line, someone would stand up against the companies for their wrongdoings. There are many groups throughout the world that fight for the rights of these workers and push to see progress in the sweatshops. The sad part is that no matter how many times these groups fight against it; there are always groups that go against the other groups. These major and minor companies are part of these groups that do not really care what the conditions of the factories are like; they just want the product in the

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