All must have reference.
Thomas Friedman’s book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, contends that “the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, [created] an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world’s two biggest nations, giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization…” He continued by writing that with “this ‘flattening’ of the globe (which) requires us to run faster in order to stay in place… (brings us face to face with the reality that) the world has gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in stable manner…”
Choose one of the questions to reflect on
- Are the material incentives in China and India likely to make those middle class workers more supportive of a global economic and cultural system? Why or why not?
- How do you account for the anti-globalization reactions of terrorism?
- Are the new opportunities for Asian workers a threat to American workers? (Is this a zero sum situation?)
- Will political systems be unable to maintain stability? Explain.
Considering the history of Great Britain and the U.S., do you think that it was wise for Great Britain to serve as America’s ally in the fight against terror?
Globalization may have considerable beneficial and detrimental effects on various countries. Using what you’ve learned from this module share your thoughts on the economic and political impact of globalization on the Russian economy.
Share your thoughts and feelings about the new, emerging China. In what ways will China’s culture. Politics, economy, and size impact your family? What about your country?