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Your first two sentences say it all.  The reduction of trade barriers and the arrival of the communications revolution of the last few decades has simply made globalization more obvious to us.  It's just a matter of the business side of globalization being in our faces much more today.

But isn't it good that the average Joe (Jacques) learn about international business?  Doesn't that provide an amazing educational opportunity?  I think so.

I may be in the minority on this, because I think globalization is great.  I know I'd much rather live in the Internet Age than the Iron Age.  I like being able to talk with all of you about the issues of the day.

It (globalization) is inevitable.  Globalization has been present for thousands of years -- at least since Rome.  It has already happened.  The fact that we're sitting here talking on computers connected to the Internet is all you need to examine.  Surely this is not a bad thing, is it?  I love the fact that I can jump onto the Internet and find out what happened in Paris or Tokyo or London or Beijing while I was asleep -- and in a matter of seconds.

As I've said, what form globalization takes can be altered, but the general direction -- that being towards economic and social integration -- cannot, nor, in my opinion, should it.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Apr 18th, 2006 at 06:43:38 PM EST
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