Globalization Has Become An Irresistible Trend

2047 Words9 Pages
In the modern world, globalization has become an irresistible trend. Globalization exists in different forms in ordinary life, such as the desire to learn languages to connect with friends internationally, or the imported products with the best quality at a lower cost. However, Jimmy Carter emphasized, “Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn 't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.” Carter suggested an idea that inspired me to look further into the nature of globalization, which is that we are seeing mostly the surfaces of the phenomenon, or the formal consequences that globalization brings about. Nonetheless, the formal consequences are not affecting “two thirds of the people of the world.” I’m taking about the some elements of the economy, which are shadow and illegal, but are affecting directly the most vulnerable and weak human groups - women and children. The negative components of the shadow economy might be modern forms of slavery, human trafficking, forced labor and racial discrimination. In this paper, I will explore how globalization has diversified the nature of the economy and how it has its positive and negative consequences, using different tools and approaches such as human rights, religions, legislations, languages, cultural transmissions and politics.
A brief introduction of globalization and global
Get Access