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.

China’s Rumble With Globalization – Part II

The nation cannot build a wall against the challenges facing the rest of the globe
Jonathan Fenby
July 24, 2008

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

We Have to Make Globalization Work for All

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

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

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