Globalization

Debate abounds over whether globalization is good or bad for the individual, the family, the nation, and the world. Exchanges and interconnections are as old as human history itself, as people moved around the globe in search of opportunity and spreading new ideas. Pessimists view increased interdependence as a terribly destructive trend for communities and culture, while optimists envision a diverse and better life for all. The word “globalization” itself describes an endless range of interactions, both deliberate and accidental. Unforeseen consequences can emerge sometimes decades later. Steady cooperation rather than conflict is in order as global integration continues to influence nearly every aspect of modern life.

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Ashkhen Kazaryan
YaleGlobal
, 24 November 2015
Russia strayed from globalization, and the West can help encourage the nation to return to the fold
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YaleGlobal
, 26 August 2014
In separate quests for beauty and perfection, Japanese and Italians are lulled into provincial trapt
David I. Steinberg
YaleGlobal
, 13 February 2014
New connections for Burma introduce rapid change and could prompt backlash against globalization
Dominic Sachsenmaier
YaleGlobal
, 18 June 2013
For global society, nations and education must stress cultural interactions for competitive edge
Nayan Chanda
YaleGlobal
, 18 February 2013
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YaleGlobal
, 4 January 2013
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Project Syndicate
, 5 February 2016
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Paul Laudicina
Forbes
, 22 January 2016
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Edward Goldberg
The Huffington Post
, 23 December 2015
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The Wall Street Journal
, 15 December 2015
Factories invest in robots and other new technologies
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The Atlantic
, 27 November 2015
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Greg Ip
The Wall Street Journal
, 23 October 2015
TPP would impose many US standards on other nations
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