1. Globalisation is definetely about progress. It leads to better products, which are more cost effective to produce and therefore cheaper for everyone. It´s about consumer choice. Globalisation also connects people by means of communication and offers them new opportunities for travel, work and education. It means a faster rate of development for the whole world. Many poorer countries have benefited from investment as a result of globalisation.
2. The global economy simply means sweatshops in poor countries so that rich countries can have cheap goods. There is a lot of inequality involved in globalisation and the desire for cheaper products. It also leads to the destruction of natural resources. Globalisation benefits the rich nations, who control prices, who influence the economies of poor countries and cause populations to migrate in order to ry and improve their lives.
3. Globalisation is just another aspect of evolution. I tis a new name for an old process. Surely the coming of the railways and industrialisation hundreds of years ago was globalisation. It enables products to be produced wherever i tis most efficient to do so. I think it means great social and economics progress for deveopind countries. I don´t understand this anti-globalisation movement and feeling. Surely free markets and the free movement of pople, goods and services are beneficial to economies all over the world?
4. Globalisations´s only good for those who are already economically strong. It´s the big multinational companies who really benefit, and it worries me that sometimes they seem to have more power and influence over our lives than elected goverments. Some of them are actually richer than whole countries, which must be a bad thing.