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


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

The 5 Key Trends in Globalization That Are Changing the US and the World

Nations should plan and adjust to changes in China, energy, BRICS, climate and more
Edward Goldberg
December 23, 2015

The Globalization of America’s Colleges

US public and private colleges attracted near 1 million international students for 2014-15
Laura McKenna
November 27, 2015

TPP Is Surprising Vote of Confidence in Globalization

TPP would impose many US standards on other nations
Greg Ip
October 23, 2015