Globalization Is A Major Point Of Negativity

1469 WordsNov 20, 20156 Pages
Globalization is defined in many ways. “Globalization generally refers to the expansion of global communications, growing social and political interdependence and the development of a planetary rather than national awareness among many of the world’s people (Anderson, 98).” The process of globalization is allowing people from all over the world be more interconnected with one another. The process is seen in many different ways. Our clothing is no longer made in the United States, today we look at the tags and see “Made in Indonesia” or “Product of Venezuela”. Many companies such as Microsoft, Nike, and Wal-Mart are reaching people in places that were not considered feasible markets only 30 years ago. Globalization has been a subject to controversy by both the richest and the poorest of countries. Outsourcing is a major point of negativity in this new interconnected world. Many jobs are lost from workers in the developed nations and sent to developing nations who will supply workers for less. There are many causes of globalization. We cannot put our finger on any one particular change in our culture that has led to the larger interconnectedness of nations. Globalization has been around for a long time, going back to mercantilism of the 16th through 18th centuries. Today’s vast globalization may be attributed to the formation of the United Nations in 1945. Along with the United Nations, the creation of the World Trade Organization has accelerated this trend with trade
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