By Alice Hadik
Globalization is process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology.
Many thing we use are made from different countries and the things to create those items come from even more places. An example is my Tank Top, its from Guatemala and its made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex. This is an example of Globalization. Globalization has 4 different parts; Economy, Culture, Technology, and Environment.
- Economy ~ is the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.
- Culture ~ is the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
- Technology ~ is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry and the branch of knowledge dealing with engineering or applied sciences.
- Environment ~ is the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates and the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity.
Many people ask the question: "Are the stuff its made from also from the same country?" Your answer is most likely no. The different materials come from (or most likely from) different countries. Like the cotton can be from the USA and the spandex could be from China.
From the map of Population i can tell that most of the population live on the bottom of Guatemala because of the ocean their.
I can imagination from my Transportation map that the materials from my tank top was shipped into Guatemala, then sent on railroads to the factories, then they were made, and sent back to ships to go to other countries.
With so much transitions the gas and chemicals that come out of those boats, trains, trucks, and planes hurts the environment by polluting it. I guess that the factories and more near the middle of Guatemala because most of the crop areas are near the ocean so they don't want to pollute the ocean or the crops and the reason why it isn't more to the North is because that there is less people to work at the factories.
Not everything is positive about Globalization and trade. It does help the Economy by selling good to other countries which helps Culture by showing other countries our and theirs styles and favorites. It also helps technology by the transportation vehicles but what it doesn't help is the environment. Like i said before, it pollutes the plants, air and anything else. It also creates traffic and increased flow of skilled and non-skilled jobs from developed to developing nations as Businesses seek out the cheapest labor which doesn't help the Economy but only helps businesses. There is also a greater risk of diseases being transported between nations. For Technology the companies want to improve the machines to make them go faster but when we do that safety is forgotten. With the increased request for fast food in different countries they forget their own foods.
We could fix the problem for the Environment by using more natural resources to fuel our machines. For Economy the businesses could pay the workers more. For the Technology part of Globalization we could make sure that the factories up to code and to do so we need to make an international protest. For Culture we should make fast food but with theirs style of food to keep culture going.
One main problem that happens in Globalization is efficiency and safety. Also about money and
Globalization could be good or bad.
1. More efficient markets
2. Increased competition
3. More wealth equality throughout the world
2. A chance of disease spreading worldwide
3. More consumption of junk foods (health risks get higher and less culture foods)
How Globalization affect my product
It affects my tank top by depending the cost. The cost of cotton, spandex, labor, and transportation cost all goes into the total of the tank top. In all it drives the tank top's price down, but takes away jobs from more industrialized countries toward third-world countries. In the result the exportation of American culture overseas, simultaneously causes a greater admiration and loathing for America worldwide.