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Globalization and Protectionism are both bad

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ronki23, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. ronki23

    ronki23 Well-Known Member

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    I HATE protectionism but I don't like globalization either; countries will lose their culture and everything will be the same

    Is there no middle ground?
     
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  2. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein ᛘᛁᛏᚾᛁᚴᚼᛏ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ
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    Fair trade and localism.
     
  3. ronki23

    ronki23 Well-Known Member

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    Glocalization?
     
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  4. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein ᛘᛁᛏᚾᛁᚴᚼᛏ᛫ᛋᚢᚾ
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    What?
     
  5. Curious George

    Curious George Veteran Member

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    Globalism does not necessitate loss of culture.
     
  6. FooYang

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    There definitely needs to be but most people will put their fingers in the ears and scream to ignore it.
     
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  7. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    It's actually a term someone made up...unfortunately had to read and analyze the book in my doctoral program, because the author was fairly popular in the field of public management and administration, and the professor liked him...
     
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    MikeDwight Well-Known Member

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    Is that these guys? Protectionists? I guess so. Tarrifes, protect local industry. They're not even necessarily related. The Global Youth Culture for instance. That's globalization about everybody wanting to dress like Tony Hawk.
     
  9. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Chinese hackers frequently steal American technological secrets or they often steal our nation's intellectual property. In order to any business in China, the Chinese government requires Non-Chinese based companies partner with Chinese state-run companies who then have access to non-Chinese companies' work on research and development that is subsequently stolen and freely utilized by the Chinese-state run businesses.

    China is manipulating its currency in order to make its goods cheaper and American goods more costly. Hence, Americans will keep on buying cheap imported stuff made in China; whereas, the Chinese will stop buying American goods made more expensive by the Chinese manipulation of their currency.

    Despite Chinese goods being priced in our market now not much differently than they were before tariffs were imposed, we Americans should do our patriotic duty of not buying goods from the unfair trade practitioner Chinese.
     
  10. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Strange world we live in. We really want our own people employed and earning a decent wage, yes we sure do. But we'd rather pay prices for the products we crave that are much lower than the cost of making them when made at home, so we buy the less expensive goods made abroad. That, of course, puts our own workers out to pasture, since the stuff they're making isn't selling.

    And darn it, isn't that something we can blame on globalization, protectionism, or on foreign governments, or on rapacious businessmen -- but never on ourselves?
     
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  11. bobhikes

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    Globalization as a financial thing is the middle ground without it protectionism would lead to world powers eating up all the smaller nations out of fear until we are only left with the major superpowers. Globalization protects cultures and promotes individuality allowing the countries to stay independent with there own specific cultures. Cultures themselves change over time due to new advances in music art and technology.
     
  12. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon Veteran Member
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    Something like hating math, and, of course, math could care less.

    None of the above has any relationship with 'everything will be the same.'

    With your head in the oven, and your feet in the freezer.
     
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    Globalization was good with petrodollar.
     
  14. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    The financial question is one thing. Either extreme is problematical. And bad actors such as the Chinese need to be dealt with. And corporations who take advantage of the system should also be dealt with.

    But the cultural aspects are something else.

    I can choose to eat Burmese, Thai, Chinese, Indian, African, French, German, English etc etc food.

    And what applies to food applies to culture in general. Italian-Americans celebrate their heritage while being Americans. The same goes for all the other ethnic groups.

    A bouquet of only one kind of flower with one color is boring and dumb. A bouquet with many kinds of flowers in many different colors can be interesting and beautiful.
     
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