Globalization : A Modern Society

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As we have become a more modern society, there have been many different changes that are not only affecting every single one of us, but also the planet in which we live. During the last century, we have became more and more globalized—something that have affected many areas of our lives such as our economies, cultures and ecology. There are of course numerous of reasons why globalization might be helping or harming societies around the world, depending from where we look at it. For example, if we look at globalization from the economic point of view, we would argue that it helps us, because it allows us trade with other countries, and trade allows us to produce more goods at a cheaper price to supply people in lower social classes. In the…show more content…
This shows that even though the term globalization was not described until not long ago, it is still something that humans have been doing for the most part of our history. The global village is a term that portrays the earth as a village of only 100 people. The global village assumes that 19 people would come from China, 18 from India, 15 from Africa, 10 from Europe, 8 from South America and the Caribbean and 5 from North America. When it comes to economy, the Global Village describes that 82 out of the 100 people would be from less developed countries with an average income of $5,440 per year and 18 would be from more developed countries with an income of $32,470 per year. When it comes to health, the idea of the global village says that 65 people will live in a place where overweight kills more than underweight, 22 of the villagers will actually be overweight and 13 will suffer from malnutrition. Also, 40 people will lack basic sanitation, of which 13 will lack access to clean water. When it comes to technology, in the global village, there are a total of 77 phones that are unequally distributed. Finally when it comes to religion, the global village states that 33 people will be Christians, 22 Islamic, 14 Hindus, 7 Buddhist and 2 atheists. Another very important idea that the global village brings is that only the top 1% owns 40% of the total wealth in the world (Klaus Kästle). The idea of the
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