Global 210 Notes 1/13/16
Global 210 Notes 1/13/16 GLBL 210
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Date Created: 01/08/16
GLBL 210 Notes 1/13/16 - Race to the bottom: poor countries competing to attract businesses to relocate in their own countries o Compromises these countries make are important o Possible consequence= safety standards decreasing - Tendency to assume that other countries can progress in the same way that US did or that other Western countries did - Idea of constant transition from human labor to machines o Good because humans don’t have to harm bodies/desires o Bad because previous laborers lose jobs- must find new ones - Globalization basically inevitable, so no real question of pro/anti-globalization o More focus on how to fix current problems - Some people always lose form free trade- undisputable o Focus on retraining doesn’t help everyone o Elderly tend to lose a lot Because more economical for companies to hire younger workers (healthcare for elderly way more expensive) - Presentism: tend to believe that current situation is unique and different from everything else in history o Important to recognize history in thinking about globalization - Always trade-offs, always winners and losers o Education and worker retraining are utopian Because doesn’t solve problem of trade-offs for everyone - Market globalism= neo-liberal globalization - Historicizing globalization: o Today’s examples of globalization: spread of McDonalds, FIFA, World Bank/IMF, United Nations o Gutenberg Bible: facilitated by printing press Spread Christianity, began possibility of widespread books/information o Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone Even more possibility of widespread information sharing o Telegraph- spread of information o Railroads: allowed increased movement of goods, people, and information Brought about standardization of time, time zoning o Suez Canal: increased transport of goods between Europe and Asia o Marx and Engels (Communist Manifesto) Most prominent critics of capitalism No nostalgia for times/practices before capitalism Didn’t want to revert to previous times Favored globalization Ideas shared in Communist Manifesto very similar to ideas we have today
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