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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Things have been reliant on on vast networks since the before the birth of capitalism.
    Not really, not to the same level.

    I'm sure that you've heard the story about the pencil. The graphite has to be mined. The machinery for that has to be made. The trees need to be cut. The ropes for this need to be made. The rubber for the erasers has to be grown. Food needs to be grown by farmers. It goes on and on.
    A vast network has been around and usually growing since man first settled in groups.
    This is not an argument because it ignores the obvious enlargement and differences I was talking about. It is simply not true that so much control of economic decisions was outside local and national control before, that is rather the point of globalisation. You seem to be saying that there is no such thing as globalisation.
    American style libertarianism says nothing about people being islands, just that their choices should be voluntary
    Aside from the fact that the latter taken to extremes leads to the former there is too much of the 18th century liberal view of man in American style libertarianism.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Cultures intermingle all of the time. They have been since before the invention of the sail. Globalization is just a continuation of that process. Even then, can one say that the cultures of MA and TX are completely the same?
    This is completely a hyperbole as your idea of supply networks were. It reminds me of open border people who talk about how immigration always happens. Well yes it does and so do cultural exchanges but the point is the magnitude and rapidity, these are higher than in most periods in the past, certainly most stable periods.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    I'm not particularly a fan of it, myself. It's seems to be leading to cultural homogeny in the West, with everything that made our own native cultures unique being watered down.
    överens med. the same thing happen i n EU. this i s easy to go from different countrys when you have same money. Norway is smart to not go in EU.

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Globalization is a very good thing. Without it, we wouldn't have todays standard of living. Who's going to make our bananas, sweaters if we didn't have globalizaton. The truth is, the west has benefited a lot from it. By exporting high-tecnology goods, we can then import goods that require a lot of labour.

    However, we are going to see a change in the future. If the west accepts the globalization, then China and India will become richer, demand more goods and start exporting high-technology goods too. This is going to raise import prices, decrease export prices and make americans export more goods and import less. It will hurt the OECD countries, but it is a good change, because 1 billion people get a better standard of living.

    If US doesn't accept the globalization and start subzidizing their goods, then we will be punished from the rest of the world. This will only lead a lower global growth and it will also hurt the US. That's why globalization is a good thing.

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Globalization of the free market increases competition, which lowers prices and raises quality.

    This is a good thing.

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