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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Have you never been to Europe then.
    Countries within the European Union are still ran by their own presidents. They collectivized part of their economy. So be it.

    But when I say globalization I mainly mean between the developed world and the undeveloped world.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Countries within the European Union are still ran by their own presidents. They collectivized part of their economy. So be it.

    But when I say globalization I mainly mean between the developed world and the undeveloped world.
    I know I was joking. The EU which has pretty much be imposed from above and seems on the road to federalism is a good example that such things are not complete conspiracy though. Britons never asked for anything but free trade and look where we are.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    We're not talking about one world government. That would belong in the "conspiracy theories" section.
    no it belongs in reality section. too bad we don't have one.

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    no it belongs in reality section. too bad we don't have one.
    The reality and backbone of the globalization argument is NOT a one world government, it is free trade.

    Just look at the results of this poll. It's pretty split. If nobody here can agree on free trade then the world won't be suckered into a one world government dictatorship of any sort. Like I said, that argument doesn't belong here.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post

    Just look at the results of this poll. It's pretty split. If nobody here can agree on free trade then the world won't be suckered into a one world government dictatorship of any sort. Like I said, that argument doesn't belong here.
    I'd be skeptical of that too but then again most Brits could be consider Eurosceptics and yet the beast marches on.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEUROSPORT View Post
    no it belongs in reality section. too bad we don't have one.
    What? Was this an attempt at a jab?
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Just look at the results of this poll. It's pretty split. If nobody here can agree on free trade then the world won't be suckered into a one world government dictatorship of any sort.
    let's not guess pointlessly. i have made a poll:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...overnment.html

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Is evolution a good thing?

    If you go extinct, no, evovle yup.

    Still, I try to live out of this fight.

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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    The key thing that bothers me about globalization is how logistical supply chains have changed. Incorporating JIT principals into the globalization framework has allowed firms to completely outsource a great many parts of the supply chain and to do so on a very timely basis. What happens when there is a major natural disaster and because of your JIT processes, you have essentially no inventory and your suppliers are thousands of miles away? A natural disaster could rip the heart out of your supply chain with no quick way of fixing it. Even with mitigation such as lots of suppliers for the same good, no individual supplier can make up for a massive loss of other suppliers. Integration which breeds efficiency can also breed serious vulnerability.
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    Re: Is globalization a good thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Which makes the jobs of Americans a lot more dependent on such a complex international framework and large international corporations.
    Things have been reliant on on vast networks since the before the birth of capitalism. 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. American style libertarianism says nothing about people being islands, just that their choices should be voluntary

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