Monday, April 14, 2014

Positve and Negative Viewpoints of Globalization

   Globalization is an ongoing concept that has been happening for many generations and will continue until the end of time. Of course, it has both negative and positive viewpoints. In the world we live in, it is common to see products from one country in another country.  Importing and exporting of goods and name brands are spreading like wildfire in the concept called globalization. Interacting with other countries has caused global competition and loss of culture, to name a few. 
   Positive viewpoints would include greater array of foreign goods, developing countries having the benefits of current technology, and global competition encourages creativity. You walk down the street in any city, or walk into a random store, and there is definitely something in there that is from a different country. Developing countries have the benefit of using the current technology that has been invented by others without the stress and hardship of developing it themselves. Global competition encourages creativity because most people want the best of something. When inventing something you need the creativity and good use of innovation to try to make it the best product of that kind due to others trying to make a profit off the same product.
   Negative effects include outsourcing, loss of culture, and greater spread of disease.  Outsourcing has huge negative effects, one of the reasons for this that it may be cheaper to make a product in one country rather than the country it is currently in. Therefore, the manufacturer may move to another country causing those workers to lose their jobs. Globalization is causing an interest of sharing cultures and innovations which leads to a loss of culture. If we, as a planet, are interacting more than ever then we are making the journey to other countries. For example, if I were to contract a disease in the states and go on a vacation to a foreign country, I have the chance of bringing that disease to a country that was not yet exposed to it.


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