Globalisation

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  1. Kate glebova macrumors newbie

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    Help me! I conduct a special research. Answer the following question and please indicate the country you're from. "What do you associate GLOBALISATION with? What's your attitude towards it?" I really appreciate your help.
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Globalization.;)
     
  3. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    Unless you're British
     
  4. roland.g macrumors 603

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    As a matter of fact. Twas my place of birth.
     
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    I like kitty cats.

    and I associate globalization with America. Even though I am from there.
    We gotta stop trying to force ourselves on everyone! I like diversity among man kind. How boring would it be if everyone were like typical Americans?
    (I'm not a typical American :)) I do <3 America though
     
  7. icebook2002 macrumors newbie

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    Globalization is the principle of human social development as an economic construct in terms of seeking a global truth by selling notions of individuality.

    i.e If we can sell ‘everything’ then we are all united as ‘consumers’ and so we are all equal, but we ‘purchase’ our inequality through ‘branded identity’ in that we place higher value on those ‘commodities’ we cannot afford to be.
    e.g. You can sell me ‘chav’ at the same time as selling me ‘chic’ (Burberry v D&G) so at once I am the same as the ‘chav’ and the ‘chic’ – I consume; but I don’t ‘want’ to be the same as both the ‘chav’ and the ‘chic’ so I buy the one I do ‘want’ to be to make me unequal. The fact that I can afford the ‘escort’ and not the ‘Ferrari’ means I value the ‘ferrari’ more than the ‘escort’ so the ‘Ferrari owner’ is a ‘better consumer’ than me.

    Ergo You can sell me ‘God’ at the same time as selling me ‘sex’ so at once I am the same as the ‘godly’ or the ‘punter’ – I consume; but I don’t ‘want’ to be ‘godly’ at the same time as being ‘a punter’ so I buy ‘sex’ because it is easier (aka cheaper) ‘have sex’ than being ‘godly’ to make me unequal. The fact that I can afford ‘sex’ and not ‘godliness’ means I value ‘godliness’ more than ‘sex’ so the ‘godly’ are more ‘worthy a consumer’ than me. (It’s seriously easier to find sex than god!)

    Finally: You can sell me a ‘mac’ at the same time as a ‘pc’ so at once I am the same as the ‘elite’ or the ‘dork’ – I consume; but I don’t want to be a ‘blue screen of death’ at the same time as a ‘it just works’ so I buy a ‘mac’ because it is ‘better’ to have ‘os x’ than ‘windoze’ to make me unequal. The fact that I can afford a ‘mac’ and a ‘pc’ but buy the ‘mac’ makes me a better ‘consumer’ because ‘macs’ are more ‘sexy’ than any ‘pc’.

    UK - cause it's good to be 'different' lol
     
  8. Slothapotamus macrumors member

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    UK resident here.

    I'm not an economist (although I did do a module in Economics at University) so I can't give you the technical definition of globalisation. But, for most of Britain, globalisation is the transference of jobs to poorer countries where the labour is cheaper. Manufacturing has all but died in the UK within the last 10-15 years. It's all done abroad now. Even our service sector is being sent abroad (India handles a lot of our technical support/call centre work now). Still, the UK has a lower unemployment rate than at any time previously, which is a miracle considering the amount of immigration we have along with our outsourced jobs.

    I'm not sure globalisation is a bad thing. The next 20-30 years will give a good idea whether it is as India, China and other Asian countries become more economically powerful.
     
  9. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    I've been reading a bunch of European history books lately and had you asked me before what globalization meant to me as an American, I would have said NAFTA.

    However, now I realize that globalization started a long, long time ago. It's nothing new, the only thing that's changed is the speed of globalization.
     

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