• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE USA 1941-80 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE USA 1941-80 essays

  1. The Costs and benefits of British Imperialism 1846-1914.

    O'Brian reiterates this point by comparing fully independent countries with those of India and claims that British Taxes could have been cut by forty percent further. This is contrary to Kennedy's figures that state that Britain found it easier to be a great power with 3.4% of national income spent

  2. Writing about Diverse Culture

    The word 'still' emphasises that even though he was referring to his childhood in modern society he longs for the 'kingdom of the fish and reptile'. He describes it as 'dark downward' the alliteration links these two controversial adjectives. They describe everything modern America is not.

  1. The USA 1941 - 80 : The Divided Union.

    * This involved destroying FBI records bribing officials, forgery and bugging as well as bribes to the six convicted burglars to buy their silence. * The critical question, however, was, did Nixon know about the burglary and did he authorise the subsequent cove-up?

  2. Case Study on Swazi culture

    courts and established the Lifa Fund to buy back land for the native people. In 1968 he achieved the independence of his country and the power of the Dlamini clan had greatly increased. KINSHIP AND LOCALITY The clan (sibongo) is the furthest extension of kinship.

  1. Whites live in fear of attack - Article Analysis

    Whites believed that segregation should be inforced even more strongly than it already was. They wanted this because they thought that different races could not live together peacefully, as they never have done in the past. They believed the only way forwards was to completely separate races from each other only then could everyone be peaceful.

  2. The scope of this investigation is to discover the Rastafari movement mainly by considering ...

    Good over evil - Good over evil, yeah! Good over evil - Good over evil, yeah! /fadeout/ The song lyrics from Bob Marley's "War" were taken out of Haile Selassie's speech in front of the UN in 1963 "Today, I stand before the world organization which has succeeded to the mantle discarded by its discredited predecessor.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work