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Thread: Globalisation vs Localisation

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    Attn2 Globalisation vs Localisation

    Hi folks

    This is to be a continuation of my previous "socialism" thread, in a way.

    So, would you prefer a localized form of government (let's say an medieval Italian city-state type of society) or you would go for the globalized centralized power (super-states like the USA, former USSR, EU, the hypothetical NAU, OWG (one world government), you name it...)?
    Are you for localization (decentralization, local government) or for globalization (centralization, global/distant government)?



    P.S. Sorry, I made some grammar mistakes. Could a mod fix them, please? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    I think the U.S. basically got it right in principle even if the execution sometimes leaves something to be desired. It's a great idea for states to cooperate as a federation in order to engage in commerce and provide for mutual defense while trying to ensure that actual political power remains diffused and entrusted to the participant states.
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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Hi folks

    This is to be a continuation of my previous "socialism" thread, in a way.

    So, would you prefer a localized form of government (let's say an medieval Italian city-state type of society) or you would go for the globalized centralized power (super-states like the USA, former USSR, EU, the hypothetical NAU, OWG (one world government), you name it...)?
    Are you for localization (decentralization, local government) or for globalization (centralization, global/distant government)?



    P.S. Sorry, I made some grammar mistakes. Could a mod fix them, please? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    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.

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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    Localisation, as you defined it, is too small of an area (ie city). If it was to the country's unique heritage and culture, then I would vote 100% yes
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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Localisation, as you defined it, is too small of an area (ie city). If it was to the country's unique heritage and culture, then I would vote 100% yes
    On the contrary, it is a good thing. Because if you don't like one city-state, you can go to another that suits without the language barrier. Imagine if you have to move to another country - you have to learn another language and that is a big deal!
    Imagine one big country, like the US, full of city-states - there will be literally thousands of them, so there would be great choice of communities. And they will all speak one language - English.

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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    I love the idea of city-states, though there's a tonne of problems that comes with it, it'd still be pretty cool.
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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Hi folks

    This is to be a continuation of my previous "socialism" thread, in a way.

    So, would you prefer a localized form of government (let's say an medieval Italian city-state type of society) or you would go for the globalized centralized power (super-states like the USA, former USSR, EU, the hypothetical NAU, OWG (one world government), you name it...)?
    Are you for localization (decentralization, local government) or for globalization (centralization, global/distant government)?



    P.S. Sorry, I made some grammar mistakes. Could a mod fix them, please? Thanks in advance.
    Wow...somewhat twisted so to speak...medieval for example will make people shy away instantly without thinking. Localization today would be more like sealing our borders for a period of time to reorganize, then venture out again slowly, as in the beginning of our nation, buying and selling with dignity and perseverance toward our continued existence. Globalization brings on thoughts of a One World Government where everyone lives in friendly admiration...which is absolutely impossible because someone will always want to be on top.

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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.
    I am not sure how unions can be blamed when 22 states are right to work. Globally we can't compete because unlike China actual American companies(outsourced companies are no longer American) they can not make an employee work for 80 hours a week for 75-120 dollars a month. This is why companies that outsourced simply did not move to right to work states.
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    Re: Globalisation vs Localisation

    As technology improves, the difference between local and global shrinks. When every other part of the world can be contacted by phone and internet, and can be traveled to in a few days, there aren't a lot of places that aren't local anymore. One end of New York State to the other, 150 years ago, is less local than Los Angeles and Tokyo are right now. I think we need to take a more modern view on what "local" really means. It's not defined by the small town in which someone was born. It's defined by the vast area in which the products one uses are made, the many markets in which one can do business, and the myriad lands of origin of the people we meet. Very soon, all the world will be local, and our mindsets will need to catch up.
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