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Thread: Globalisation vs Localisation

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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    I'm local. 50,000 people in the whole county. 5 miles to the nearest town (1,000). 8 miles to the largest town in the county (5,500). Totally rural. Great place to raise children and animals. Not a great place to look for jobs. Rural, low population density areas must constantly be aware and trying to prevent the arrival of waste companies. All kinds of waste. Put it where there is no political power. Mountains, fresh air, clear water, beautiful wilds and wildlife, but no concentrated malls, coffee shops, few police, backwoods education, and all might be one person's plus and another's minus. Really difficult to promote local economies. Difficult to even picture the metropolitan paradigm. Kids, local sports, fishing, hunting, farming, a few factories, trees, some oil, and no other resources with which to build more of anything. It can be a trap or a blessing, but that is local in this paradigm.

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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    I don't think they're necessarily incompatible. Globalization is both necessary and inevitable, but that doesn't mean we have to become homogenized. The best solution would be small units within a larger framework, but with enough independence to make their own laws.
    For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
    Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship

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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    But then a government can never tackle a problem larger than "should we add a stop light over on Sycamore Street?"
    Why is that? How about legislation?
    I agree we need some federal legislation for the country's security. But it should be large and common enough to leave room for liberty and local rules. If it's too detailed and concrete, it won't do any good. For example, a couple of years ago the EU Commission banned curved cucumbers from selling on the market. It was ridiculous. That's a regulation I don't want in my back yard.
    Last edited by Canell; 09-29-11 at 07:54 AM.

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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I wish I could have voted other, because I am 100% for Americanism.

    Our economy will never recover and we will never be competitive in World markets until the grip the thug Unions have on some business and most Government is ended.

    I believe Unions and their leaders should be put on trial under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act, because they use threats of and actual violence, and intimidation to coerce compliance to their demands. They contribute to inflation in the process.
    Bah...the ceos thiefs and criminal corporations should be put on trial and imprisoned..for milking america till were in the hole were in....your hate for the working class is sad

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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    You know, if you meet everyday your managers and legislators on the street, it's easier to tackle the problems than delegating the right to some guy 2000 miles away to decide your life (with s/he not knowing if you ever exist). It's the "small town" type of relations.
    We already have that more or less. The Feds (supposedly) establish the overall framework, each State has the authority to legislate in response to it's citizens needs within that Federal framework, and your local county/city government can legislate within the extents of it's jurisdiction.

    Gets messed up when the Feds step on the States' toes, or the States pass laws contrary to some local interests. Hmmm.. sounds like Trickle Down Politics...

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