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British journalist Peter Martin addresses the issue of globalization in his article entitled The Moral Case for Globalization in an extremely biased manner.

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British journalist Peter Martin addresses the issue of globalization in his article entitled The Moral Case for Globalization in an extremely biased manner. He begins by talking about how the economic side of globalization is not the only part worth covering and makes an extremely opinionated statement about the overall greatness of the 'event' of globalization. His article very clearly allows readers to see that he supports globalization and the continual growth of our globe into what he sees as one interconnected union. This article relates immensely to the article written by another British journalist Martin Wolf entitled Why this Hatred of the Market?. Wolf, like Martin, feels that globalization as a whole is largely beneficial to the betterment of our globe and economies worldwide. Wolf however, addresses mainly the economic benefits rather than the moral benefits, as Martin does. Wolf writes about how globalization should be looked at. Moreover why it should be looked to as a guideline as to how governments should act, and what they should do (Wolf, 9). ...read more.


The political background that Martin and Wolf feel that globalization has is a key concept that is critical to the understanding of what globalization is, how it works, and how people or countries feel about it. Martin and Wolf have the same positive view of globalization, and both hold beliefs of it that perhaps are critical to the building of the understand of the supporting side of globalization, as there are many other standpoints and opinions on this topic. Jihad vs. McWorld written by Benjamin Barber takes a different look and standpoint at globalization than Peter Martin does. To begin, Barber feels that as a whole globalization is bad. Barber says that the spread of Western Civilization is leaking into the cultures and lives of nations world wide and there is and will continue to be a tremendous loss of culture if globalization continues in the manner and pace it is now. Barber recognizes mainly the societal effects of globalization and makes sweeping and opinionated assumptions of the influence of the United States culture on the rest of the world. ...read more.


Sklair states that TNC's are the catalyst that push countries to work together and also helps in urging countries to open their gates to the global economy. Transnational practices are an extremely positive and forward moving entities that encourage countries to interact. Sklair believes that globalization a good thing and is made possible by these very transnational practices, and feels that consumerism is encouraged, and thus creates a need and desire for globalization. Globalization makes the world a more accessible and user friendly atmosphere and place to live, work, play, and do business. Overall, the opinions of globalization range from an array of standpoints. The fact of the matter however is that globalization is happening and is changing the world in which we live. No matter if you like it or not, globalization is an issue that is affecting our economic world. The affect permeates into the lives of all active consumers. Globalization is widely debated and highly controversial, but the one thing that must be agreed upon is that it is happening and it is an issue that we need to address. ...read more.

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