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No doubt about the problems the appearance of transnational companies and financial system has produced on the environment. But it goes quite hand in hand with the technological development and our (western) fundational myths about progress and property. So, it is not the main reason but it certainly helps to make it worst.

Regarding crime and all that stuff. I do not think it has to do with globalizationa at all. I think it has to do with forbidding things... I am little bit libertarian on these issues you see. Legalize drugs ..a d e-voula...

And finally, regarding the gap between rich and poor.. I have my doubts. There is no doubt there are multiple cases where policies or the direct openning of borders or following the Washington consensus has produced poverty and more poverty... But globalization is not only a particular Washington Consensus or some particular neoliberal policy. Globalization is also the ability of India , SOuth Korea or China  to  generate inderdependent policies. They  do not do what others tell them to do but interact globally with the world as they see fit it. Similarly, Lula in Brazil is trying to do it....and these approaches have produced the fastest and deepest reduction in poverty level of all human history...So open and controlled seems to work... I do not exactly what to think....I guess it all depends what globalization exactly means or what you mean by globalization.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Tue Feb 28th, 2006 at 01:45:05 AM EST

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