the big question

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  1. neilold

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    One of the most open and all encompassing questions, I've ever posed. Is globalisation a force for good or evil?
     
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    Neither. But in an inevitably increasingly interconnected global world I think globalisation is inevitable. And makes sense. But could of course be potentially abused (like any other political/socio-economic system).
     
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    It's like a knife! A knife isn't a force for good or evil but can be used to do good things and can be used to do bad things! Good question! :-D I don't like globalisation! It says other cultures must be celebrate but preserve your own is racist and I don't think so! We can enjoy our own and other cultures but not merge into United Global Countries of America!
     
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    It's essentially an evil as long as we are still stuck in our archaic traditional ways of the past.
     
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    Being opposed to preserving valued aspects of ones culture is not a natural characteristic of globalization. But that's not to say that some people who support it don't think that way. Which I think would be a good example of the knife being misused (and/or misunderstood as the case may be), as opposed to an intrinsic structural fault of globalization itself.

    With that said, I personally think the way globalization is currently being implemented has a wide range of pros and cons. But I'll end on that vague note for now as I have to get back my Assignment question (for which part of my answer incidentally links into a discussion about globalization :-) ) : "How do the themes of inequality, rights and justice help us to understand whether the state is the best protector of common resources?"
     
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    The idea itself is good, but very utopian. You can't simply get whole world together and hope it will work and all countries will respect each other.
     
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    thank you already for some interesting answers. the subject itself I chose because it has such a massively multifaceted openness to it. Including such things as capitalism, multiculturalism, immigration, emigration, economics and social issues by the bucket load. Thanks and please continue. Feebee I sorta expected you to be against globalisation, on a political level anyway. Because it encourages multi nationalism, capitalism to the nth degree and wage disparity
     
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    Neil I LOVE your signature! :-D :-D
     
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    my sig appears to have vanished on this computer, whether its being banned for some reason, or whether its just this computer I can't say! if you mean the sandpaper one, it struck me as a positive response to criticism. Though it is by no means my words, I got it from somewhere, I cant remember where now
     
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    It's still there...
     
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    Yes, it was just that computer!
     
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    Was this meant for me? If so, I am opposed to some of the ways it's currently being implemented as some kind of corporate capitalist monster on steroids...yeah.
     
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    yes it was meant for you, I got your name wrong
     
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    FeeBee Leveller - aka the Ozzie Vamp :thumbup:
     
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