My Global EXTRA CREDIT

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QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Wylie, Lawren Global 2—Extra Credit Opportunity: April 22 nd , 2008
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Professor Appelbaum’s presentation centralized around the themes of Professor Pietra Rivoli’s award-winning dissertation The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy. As was explained, Rivoli’s tale traces the travel of a simple, everyday tee shirt throughout the global economy—from a cotton farm outside Lubbock, Texas...to an assembly line in Shanghai to a reseller of shirts in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and, somewhere in between, a K street lobbyist in Washington. 1 Rivoli maintains that there still exists various falsehoods pertaining to the concept of “free market” (international trade)—so-called “free markets” are not really free, the alleged “victims” of globalization are often its biggest beneficiaries, and a nation’s transformation from poverty to prosperity parallels its endeavor to be part
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Unformatted text preview: of global trade. 2 • Globalization isn’t new. Neither are protesters. Why so much protest now? protesters are more closely/widely interconnected due to the technological advances; also, there exists a greater flow of info. globalization/global trade is always a bit unstable. • Professor Appelbaum’s lecture was extremely interesting and insightful onto explaining Rivoli’s various points pertaining to the effects of globalization—how something so insignificant as a tee shirt could involve so many different cultures, countries, and people. 1 http://epaperarchive.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp? Ref=RVRNLzIwMDUvMTAvMjEjQXIwMjUwMA==&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom 2 http://epaperarchive.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp? Ref=RVRNLzIwMDUvMTAvMjEjQXIwMjUwMA==&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom Wylie, Lawren Global 2—Extra Credit Opportunity: April 22 nd , 2008...
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  • Spring '08
  • Appelbaum
  • Dar es Salaam, Professor Pietra Rivoli, 2—Extra Credit Opportunity, Lawren Global 2—Extra, Global 2—Extra Credit

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