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.

We Have to Make Globalization Work for All

Reforms of the trade and financial systems are imperative
Joseph Stiglitz
October 17, 2003

What Should the White House Do About Globalization

The next US president must convince Americans that globalization need not be feared
William Holstein
July 17, 2008

Protests Greet Yet Another WTO Meeting

Globalization's opponents and proponents should find common ground.
Pranab Bardhan
September 8, 2003

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

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The New Backlash Against Globalization

New travel trends may contribute to lack of trust and fear of immigrants
Harold James
June 9, 2016

New Attack Reported by Swift Global Bank Network

Bank robbers trick banks into sending money online and then cover tracks
Michael Corkery
May 13, 2016

Is Globalization Really Fueling Populism?

Voters cannot trust candidates who suggest fixes to global challenges are fast, easy and obvious
Daniel Gros
May 9, 2016

Globalization Is Changing, Not Going Into Reverse

Globalization slows without widespread benefits and public support
Minouche Shafik
April 14, 2016

China’s NGOs Go Global

Controls and close ties with the Chinese state may limit the NGOs’ influence
Reza Hasmath
March 23, 2016

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