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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    it is really really bad for us, it is great for the third world and corporations but i couldnt care less about them.


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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Do you think globalization is a good thing?
    Doesn't matter. It's happening and we need to adapt to it. End of story.

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Our economy is moving away from manufacturing into a more service based economy. This isn't a bad thing. Imagine if agricultuture remained the main component of our economy. Do I have to mention wages and unemployment again?

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Globalization is not a good thing, its a great thing. Its helping to lift hundreds of millions of people worldwide out of abject poverty, and its making the world a much more interconnected place where nations have much more of a stake in the prosperity and success of other nations than ever before.

    Sure, there are problems, but the fact is even the worse case scenario of a job in a sweat shop for 5 dollars a day is better than tolling in a rice field for less than a dollar a day. There are also environmental costs as well as evidenced by conditions in cities in China and India. However, as more people in developing nations are lifted out of poverty, they ultimately demand better labor protections for themselves and a cleaner environment, which is exactly what is happening today in China.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Our economy is moving away from manufacturing into a more service based economy. This isn't a bad thing. Imagine if agricultuture remained the main component of our economy. Do I have to mention wages and unemployment again?
    Its a very bad thing my friend.

    Also Agriculture is one of our biggest exports.


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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Its a very bad thing my friend.

    Also Agriculture is one of our biggest exports.
    Care to elaborate on why it's bad for us?
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Its a very bad thing my friend.
    Please elaborate

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Also Agriculture is one of our biggest exports.
    Our economy isn't based on it

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Care to elaborate on why it's bad for us?
    It is bad for us because manufacturing creates long term jobs and security. Service jobs are outsourced to india or insourced from Mexico. Service jobs depend on cheap products from other nations, and thus will be severly hurt by any price fluctutions. I am not saying we should be China, but we should make sure our economy is multiversed (No Eggs in one basket). The US policy should be one that protects our workers, and our business's. free global economy does not help us at all, it helps large international corporations and 3rd world countries.

    Our economy isn't based on it
    Surely not, but it is an important factor so is manufacturing.


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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Our economy is moving away from manufacturing into a more service based economy. This isn't a bad thing. Imagine if agricultuture remained the main component of our economy. Do I have to mention wages and unemployment again?
    No, it's an extraordinarily bad thing, the United States really doesn't produce or export much these days, our trade deficits are horrendous. There was a time when we produced the best in the world of a lot of products, today we import just about everything. A purely consumer-based society doesn't grow, it doesn't improve, it doesn't compete, it just consumes. Until we get back to actually being a first-world nation that makes products the rest of the world wants, we'll continue to sink, our economy contracting until we're utterly irrelevant.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, it's an extraordinarily bad thing, the United States really doesn't produce or export much these days, our trade deficits are horrendous. There was a time when we produced the best in the world of a lot of products, today we import just about everything. A purely consumer-based society doesn't grow, it doesn't improve, it doesn't compete, it just consumes. Until we get back to actually being a first-world nation that makes products the rest of the world wants, we'll continue to sink, our economy contracting until we're utterly irrelevant.
    Except we haven't been sinking until the recession

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