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Globalization: The Pros and Cons

Updated on July 28, 2012

Hello Hubber's! To get going to attempt to answer, what seems to me, to be a rather challenging questions. I hope you will forgive my bias, as I am personally not four globalization in the manner that it has been pursued within the last 20 years are so. That being said, as a life coach, I find it personally enriching to stretch beyond my current limitations, and see beyond my present set of challenges, to find opportunities. Which is why, today I'm covering the topic of "globalization". It's a good topic, and a great challenge, and I hope through this hub you can find some valuable inspiration and information surrounding this topic, so that you can decide which side, is any, you will take on the issue of globalization.

In this corner: Pro-Globalization

  • 1. Semi-Unity: the main idea behind globalization, is this theory that there's safety in complete unity. I can see some of this, as most of the greatest nations only got there through being united. Those we can also see, most of those "united" lands were not originally for the idea of such unity. In the instance of the European Union, just as with Rome, many of the nations that were soon to become united, were first conquered and forced into said unions. If globalization could be something we could all agree on, the idea of unity as a general term, could be beneficial. If we were all united under one common bill of humane rights, were all freedoms were not just protected but encouraged, and a fair democratic-republic were put into place to protect rights and encourage the harmonious progressiveness of our human nature, while still protecting the needs and rights of mother nature, then the idea of a "more perfect union" could bring many benefits. It could help prevent such unfairness as inhumane treatment, such as waste laws we are ready have in place like to Geneva convention. Being fully unified could help straighten out financial imbalances, and might even provide free easier travel between all globalize nation's.
  • 2. Earth United: Now I know you're thinking that I'm simply repeating the first "pro", and in a way, I am, and in another way I'm not. You see, the whole idea of globalization is as big talk about unifying the whole world. And while I ready to the brief moment to talk about how such a unity may be beneficial to us, there is one part of it that I left down specifically for this second "pro". That is the significance of space travel, and contact as extraterrestrial entities. We really don't know what's out there, and we won't know until we really stretch beyond our current limitations and get out there to shake some hands and to some tentacles. When that happens, it could be very beneficial, to a very least have a globalized body of ambassadors that can represent us as "Earth United", instead of trying to fight each other to be the top ambassador for our country or nation. It would look more professional, more involved and would help us claim universal responsibilities and build quantum relationships.
  • 3. Universal Money: Again, a universal monetary system is not something I personally feel is a fantastic idea, that being said I am not ignorant to the benefits that we could receive from having a single set of universally accepted money. It certainly would make things easier when you're traveling, to know they're dollars will work anywhere, without conversion or confusion.

In the Opposing Corner: Anti-Globalization

  • 1. Manipulation: everyone from correct government officials to big greedy mogul's with no true sense of integrity or any empathy for their expanded communities, could easily manipulate a largely globalize system. Think about it, in every government that we have set up so far in any country, all it takes is one of two people to mess with the system, in order to make it benefit their specific needs and undermined the overall responsibility of said government. Now, with our current setup, if one gov't becomes corrupted, there's definitely some influence and contagion going on to other governments, but the infections can be quarantined rather quickly. If we were to globalize the entire earth under one governing system, I'm sure you can see that there would be awful mess of issues to deal with in trying to combat issues of corruption and manipulation. Personally, as much as I see every challenge is a great opportunity, in this particular situation I can see this as a huge challenge that we may not be ready for yet. It comes down to where we want our priorities to be; smaller governments are much more able to focus on the needs of those that they are supposed to be representing. The larger the government, and the more power it has, the less it is been proven to be able to help those that it was originally intended to help. Until we can prove that there is a form of governing that can both handle power, without leaving behind its roots, then we can certainly reconsider this challenge to see if globalization could be more viable. Until then, for me at least, this is the greatest "con" to globalization, both literally and figuratively.
  • 2. Counterfeiting: You might think that having a globalized monetary system would make it more difficult to counterfeit, though having grown up with the family of bank employees, I can personally tell you that having a globalized monetary system would actually make it 90% easier for crooks to copy and distribute fake money. Not to mention, it would be hard to tell if money really was counterfeit. Even if we got all Sci Fi and implanted RFID chips into all of our money and scribbled tons of little twenties and put in all sorts of special little fibers to prevent counterfeiting, with only one set of money, it's much easier to figure out just have a copy it. With their current systems, there are so many different sets of monetary systems, that we maintain a healthy balance and make it more difficult for counterfeiters to prosper. There are just too many different types of money, and too many different types of ways of authenticating that money, for any one particular mobster to mess with their monetary systems in a wide reaching manner.
  • 3. Orwellian Prophecies: There's no reason to hide from it, in every book or movie or whispered conspiracy that is ever gone around our great green Gaia, the one common factor they all shared, was that the big bad governments had managed to unify themselves in a globalized system, so that they were able to better manage their human capital. By being globalized, it was easier to digitize money, so that it could be given or taken at the push of a button at the will of the operator. Within these anxious stories, there are fears that a globalized government could easily overrule its citizens when it comes to a major issue such as healthcare, natural rights, business and the general welfare of all beings on this earth. Aside from the general manipulation of a globalized governments, if there were any potential to prevent an orwellian prophecy from manifesting, it would be to avoid full globalization at all costs.


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