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Posted 25 days ago

gornotck wrote:

I think that the accumulation of 'boarders' is probably the strongest argument against this 'globalization' thing. People have enough problems competing with no-economy third world countries where jobs get exported to. No one needs more deadbeats taking the jobs people haven't managed to ship away yet.


Yeah, look at the US. It's been taking in 'boarders' for centuries and look how it turned out.

And who wants deadbeats working? If they start doing that, who will we call deadbeats?
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Borders and nations are arbitrary lines delineated by powerful men and politicians to try and convince us we're different, when in reality most of us on the basic level really want a handful of things:

Food
Shelter
Love
Family

and if those are met, comfort and entertainment.

oh and Gundam models, lots and lots of Gundam models.


I live in the US and my favorite thing currently is the access I have to lots of different cultures. On Saturday I went had Thai for lunch, looked for Japanese Gundam models after that, did some shopping, had a nice dinner of falafel, hummus, tabbouleh and a chicken skewer at a Mediterranean place. Then on sunday I binged on Anime and ramen. Its not like I live in a major city either, I live 30 minutes from moderately sized cities but I have access to stuff from almost all nations. Lots of people like to complain about all the Mexicans in my area, but they're nice folks and if you find a good hole in the wall Mexican restaurant where they look at you funny for walking in and they don't understand english you're likely to get a way better meal than if you go to the more Americanized places.

As for jobs being outsourced and such... its pretty much inevitable and a balance will be achieved eventually.
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Truth is you're all expendable.
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I'm a millennial who was born into a middle-class family. There is no way I would want to get rid of Globalization, but I do think that we could use those factories to improve the lives of people in third world countries better than what we are doing right now. Higher wages, less child labor, benefits, education and infrastructure developments would improve the lives are worthy investments and if done right could make sure that companies will have an incentive to keep factories at home because the foriegn branches growth in its own market could cause them to create other foreign branches to take advantage of cheap labor opportunities elsewhere (and possibly condense the worlds population of countries like if N Korea ended up returning to nature as S Korea booms). Hopefully, this will result in the reduction of slave-wages, but this is very, very idealistic.
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Posted 25 days ago
cultural homogenisation/universals
transculturalism
increased cultural relativity
reduced ethnocentrism

in a societal aspect it's beneficial
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So what culture would win?
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Posted 25 days ago

gornotck wrote:

So what culture would win?


The one that is winning right now mate. We all speak, read, and write it's language. We all consume it's ideals of morality, cultural an political viewpoints , and it's religions. I'd differentiate between the specifications but I'd rather not write an essay on the matter.

North American/European culture. Aka Caucasian aka white culture. It has been a dominate force for the last three centuries and that doesn't look like it's changing anytime soon. And while I am not going to give my opinion of whether that is a bad thing here it is an obvious thing.

You can see it in the welfare of countries that adopt western ways of doing things. They end up forging strong relationships with North American and European powers which in turn benefit their countries economy and standard of living. And these North American and European powers have massive economical, political, military, social, and religious power they have been freely using to impose their viewpoints upon the world for a very long time now.
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Posted 25 days ago

gornotck wrote:

So what culture would win?


Multi-culturalism, and what's known as westernization with local flavorings mixed into it, as always. Like, with Japan.
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Globalization give more benefit to the rich property owners since they have more wealth for travel, transportation, and foreign investments. Global anarchy also allow the corporate to move their industries to developing countries, escape from the law, gain profit from criminal investments, and then use the profit to create monopolies. The business from the developed nations easily out-compete their counterpart from the developing nations due to their difference in size and buying power. In fact, many of those transnational corporations have even more wealth then the Western nations.
The transnational corporate establish international organization like WTO and NAFTA to supposedly enforce free trade but those organizations end up controlling international trade. The actions of those international organizations are then falsely attributed to the work of the divine invisible hand; when those international organizations create economic sanction toward Socialist nations, the resulting economic hardships are then blamed on Socialism for hindering the invisible hand.

The global Capitalists elites claim that developing nations should depend on Western nations for industrialization on the assumption that the Western nations will help the developing nations without benefits. As stated in the Confessions of an Economic Hit Man novel (John Perkins, 2004), the Western Capitalists hire manipulative foreign ambassadors to convince the developing nations to take in loans that are too huge to be paid back so they will fall into debt. Variable interest are also added to those loans. The variable interest dramatically increases the debts of developing nations during the 1980s recession and create a greater desperation to take more loans. As a response to the 1980s recession, the World Bank use neo-liberalism as requirement for further loans under the assumption that neo-liberalism help the developing nations’ economy. Neo-Liberalism allow the foreign corporate to make criminal investment in those nations and the result is similar to the plot in the Shirogane No Ishi: Argevollen anime.
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Posted 25 days ago

gornotck wrote:

So what culture would win?


The ones who have the money and the geopolitical power, which has always been the case.
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Just my two cents, but I think globalization is a fantastic idea, especially in this day and age where technology is everywhere. Even though, some people don’t like the idea of outsourcing jobs to other countries, because it can lower the job pool at the home country. However, I strongly believe it can be valuable to have an opportunity to work together with other countries. Teamwork is super powerful, and what better way of trying to coexist with people from another nation, than to globalize a few jobs. This is a super complicated topic to touch into. Shoot, if I had a chance to work in another country than my own solely for the experience I would give it a shot. Bottom line, I think globalization could work especially with people who don’t mind the idea of working internationally. Great choice on discussing over globalization, I’m excited to see other views on the subject.
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qwueri wrote:



Eh, there will always be bogans and rednecks.


Maybe, you an i wont live long enough to see it but dont be so sure.
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ceroendls wrote:

Just my two cents, but I think globalization is a fantastic idea, especially in this day and age where technology is everywhere. Even though, some people don’t like the idea of outsourcing jobs to other countries, because it can lower the job pool at the home country. However, I strongly believe it can be valuable to have an opportunity to work together with other countries. Teamwork is super powerful, and what better way of trying to coexist with people from another nation, than to globalize a few jobs. This is a super complicated topic to touch into. Shoot, if I had a chance to work in another country than my own solely for the experience I would give it a shot. Bottom line, I think globalization could work especially with people who don’t mind the idea of working internationally. Great choice on discussing over globalization, I’m excited to see other views on the subject.


Hmm, it seems I came to the same conclusion in the wage post. What would you think of if the world is a single company with many different divisions?
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I want to turn the world into a globe
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