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.

Globalization: Preserving the Benefits

While globalization has its critics, slipping back into protectionism is not the way forward
Anne. O. Krueger
September 25, 2003

Lula: Support globalization

The developing world should learn how to use globalization instead of denouncing it
Alan Clendenning
June 16, 2004

Death at Sandheads

Why are ships queuing up to die in the Bay of Bengal?
Ashis K. Biswas
June 17, 2004

The Indians Are Comin’

Can India make the leap from global economic success story to world superpower?
Sanjeev Srivastava
May 10, 2004

Benefits and Pitfalls of Globalization

Changing global labor dynamics may mean free trade is an outdated doctrine
Park Myung-seok
June 1, 2004