Globalization Of The United States Essay

1744 WordsDec 12, 20167 Pages
Imagine a world where trade was not allowed. If someone wanted an apple then they would have to wander until they found an apple seed, plant and grow the tree using the rain they gathered from hand-made cups or barrels, and wait for years until the tree brought forth fruit. In order to build a house, this person would have to cut down trees with an axe that they forged and built themselves, then they would have to make mud to hold the lumber together so that they could build the house. Forget about electricity, cars, cell phones, or any luxury item, because none of these things would be effective without trade. Fortunately, we live in a time when trade is widely accepted across the world. Generally, countries that have free market (or free trade) economies are far richer than countries with mostly government-controlled economies (Wheelan 273-274). Outsourcing and free trade are opposed by many, and they have their negative effects. However, the United States as well as developing countries can benefit by furthering globalization, free trade, and integration into the world economy. The dictionary defines globalization as “the process in which people, ideas and goods spread throughout the world, spurring more interaction and integration between the world 's cultures, governments and economies.” I believe that globalization between the United States and poorer countries (hereafter called developing countries) can improve both the economy of the States, as well as the economy
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