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Globalisation- The backstory

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´╗┐So what is Globalisation? Globalisation is when an idea, message, a brand or anything spreads around the world. This happens all the time - a t-shirt for example, if you look at a tag on your t-shirt, chances are it is made from a country other than the one you are sitting in now. What's more, before it reached your wardrobe, this shirt could have very well been made with Chinese cotton sewed by Thai hands, shipped across the Pacific on a French freighter crewed by Spaniards to a Los Angeles harbour. This international exchange is just one example of globalization. Advertisements, pictures, global social networks such as Facebook, migration, trade, languages, and communication are just some examples of how globalisation works. But have Globalisation done any justice to the way we live and the world? In our world, Globalisation is a very positive thing. It has given us cheap clothes, a huge selection of products and much, much more. Can we see any negatives? Not really. So how can this be fair? Or is there a back story? ...read more.


The minimum wage an adult gets in the U.K. is £6.08 per hour, and in a Nike sweatshop, workers are paid around 15 cents per hour! What a typical sweatshop looks like So how are sweatshops related to globalisation? Well it is a product of fashion spreading across the world and the changing of fashion- mostly in MEDC’s. But, the people in the LEDC’s are the fashion victims. TNC’s are linked to Globalisation as their companies are in several countries and their clothing/product is sold around the world and so are their clothing/product designs. People who support globalisation think that it benefits everyone overall and lot of countries benefit from it, in terms of economics. Countries like India and China have had a sharp decrease in their poverty rate due to globalisation and also improved in trade and living conditions. They feel it provides more job opportunities for people around the world and this greatly lessens the world’s overall poverty state. They also believe that this would benefit the LEDC countries in the financial ladder to become a MEDC country. ...read more.


This way, the companies that want their crops will have to be forced into giving more money, to give farmers in less developed countries a fair wage to give farmers and their families a better living. We, as consumers all over the world also understand fair-trade and the importance of it, so therefore we like to buy fair-trade products. In that way, shops and supermarkets all over the world sell fair-trade products to satisfy their consumers. The fair-trade logo In conclusion, globalisation has given our world cheap clothes, and the profits of TNC?s do help our country as they have to pay the tax. LEDC?s do have a lower poverty rate due to globalisation, and technology has improved due to the sharing of ideas around the world. The digital gap is also growing smaller due to globalisation. On the other hand, the people working in the LEDC countries are being exploited by the rich, and the improving technology would lead to more global warming. Thus, globalisation has given us both pros and cons. But is globalisation a good or bad thing? Well, it?s your choice. ...read more.

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