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Globalisation is not always a blessing.

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Globalization is not always a blessing. Is this true? Globalization has been portrayed, most commonly, especially by economists and politicians in the first world countries to be a phenomenon that is for the good of the development of the world. Globalization has great labels attached to it, and often good ones, such as developing third world countries, closing the gap amongst countries and much more. But on closer scrutiny, we find that perhaps the evaluation on the effects of globalization by these experts have merely gone skin-deep. In fact, globalization has become one of the greatest paradoxes of our time. And we begin to see that though globalization has brought about many changes, some possibly for the better, we must come to terms with the fact that globalization has not always been a blessing. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits that globalization has brought about would be the sharing of information between people all over the world, especially through its brainchild, the Internet. The birth of the Internet has created new dimensions of technology previously unimaginable, allowing us to connect with people all across the world and cause us to be no longer bound by geographical distances. ...read more.

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Even though globalization has created jobs for many people in the third world countries were MNCs set up their factories, these jobs are mainly manual work and the workers are shockingly underpaid. For example, for every Nike t-shirt bought, only one third of a cent goes to the worker that made it. Thus we can see the exploitation of workers in third world countries by MNCs and that in fact, MNCs are so driven by the profit motive that creating jobs and stimulating the economy of the third world countries' economies is merely a facade to hide their hideous deeds. Eventually, the wealth goes back to the first world countries and minimal amounts of the profit goes back to the third world countries to build their infrastructure, thus causing the gap of wealth to widen even further between first and third world countries. In addition, we also see that the over reliance on MNCs in third world countries poses a couple of problems. Firstly, when MNCs become the major driving force of that particular country's economy, and a relocation of operations occurs, the host country often faces sudden massive unemployment, as well ...read more.

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And that is the use of a common language, English. The common use of this language as well as the fact that it is seen as the ticket to riches as most of the first world countries use it as their main language of communication, has caused many other non-English speaking countries to follow suit. And these has caused many languages to slowly become extinct as they no longer serve a purpose and are gradually but slowly forgotten. In fact, France is so determined to prevent the loss of its language and culture that it has continued to use French as its main language for communication. Thus this shows us that in fact, globalization has many curses that are attached to it, as subtle as they may seem. Thus in conclusion, we see that though globalization has brought about many changes, mostly for the better, and it is true that we have benefited from it in one way or another, we cannot look at the only pros, as great as they may be, and casually pass the verdict that globalization is always a blessing. In fact, I have shown that globalization has brought its fair share of problems and is therefore not always a blessing. ...read more.

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