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.

Superclass and the Inequity of Globalization

To ensure world stability, a private sector–dominated superclass driving globalization needs reining in
David Rothkopf
May 14, 2008

Unpopular Globalization: Why So Many Are Opposed

Blaming globalization for workforce anxiety in the US and Europe is misguided
David Dapice
February 2, 2006

Why Globalization Is in Trouble – Part I

Job loss and worry about identity make the West reconsider the value of trade and immigration
Branko Milanovic
August 29, 2006

Hail Britannia!

A nostalgic look at unabashed British imperialism and rues the American "empire in denial"
Immanuel Wallerstein
July 25, 2003

The Poor Like Globalization

But institutions and policies are needed to deliver the hoped for results
David Dollar
June 23, 2003

The Lure of Protectionism in Ohio

Shutting the door may be easy, but openness and innovation would be more effective
Susan Froetschel, Morgan Robinson
March 3, 2008

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The End of Globalization?

Low commodity prices discourage global trade, with rebalancing from emerging economies to industrial powers
Daniel Gros
March 9, 2016

How Technology Could Unwind a Decade-Long Trend in Global Trade

Robots and automation will shrink supply chains for emerging economies and increase inequality
Luke Kawa
February 24, 2016

Welcome to the Twenty-First Century

The US cannot and will not resolve all global problems, but no replacement system stands ready
Joschka Fischer
February 5, 2016

Davos 2016: Questions About Globalization's End and What Comes Next

Inequality threatens globalization
Paul Laudicina
January 22, 2016

As China’s Workforce Dwindles, World Scrambles for Alternatives

Factories invest in robots and other new technologies
Kathy Chu and Bob Davis
December 15, 2015

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