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

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

Unpopular Globalization: Why So Many Are Opposed

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

Hail Britannia!

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

Fake Messiah: As Trump Withdraws From Globalization Stakes, Xi Steps In - But to What Avail?

Emerging economies might be skeptical about national leaders filling global leadership vacuum
Nayan Chanda
January 18, 2017

China Is the De Facto Leader of Globalization

Xi Jinping is ready to lead policies on shaping globalization and fighting climate change
Nathan Gardels
January 13, 2017

We Can’t Undo Globalization, But Can Improve It

Job hunters should relocate, and companies could expand export capability
Gary Pinkus, James Manyika and Sree Ramaswamy
January 10, 2017

Globalization Has Done a Lot of Great Things for Americans

Benefits include innovation and low prices
Panos Mourdoukoutas
January 4, 2017