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assignment 6 rough 4 (2nd chance!)

assignment 6 rough 4 (2nd chance!) - Shapiro 1 Paul Shapiro...

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Paul Shapiro November 20, 2007 Expository Writing, Final Draft Assignment 6: How does globalization work? Globalization Isn’t A Great Unifier Although globalization is capable of peacefully creating unity in the world, it has failed to do so . Eric Schlosser in “Global Realization” explores the globalization of the fast food industry and the effects it has on the world . In “The Ganges’ Next Life”, Alexander Stille discusses the pollution of the Ganges River and how it will be cleaned . Stille additionally examines the complex identity of countries such as India and of Mishra, who is both a religious leader and a hydraulic engineer . In “A World on the Edge,” Amy Chua discusses the concept of the “market-dominant minority” and how it results in ethnic envy that incites hatred and violence . Globalization currently fails to create world unity because it is more beneficial to The United States than the rest of the world . This creates envy of America that is similar to the envy that Chua describes with market-dominant minorities and the tribulation that accompanies it . In order for globalization to unify the world without tribulation, it needs to overcome significant obstacles in its nature and become more respectful of international identities, more scrupulous in their business practices, and less egocentric . Globalizing companies are egocentric in that they do whatever is necessary to make money without caring about its consequences . Just like market-dominant minorities they, “often engage in objectionable practices—bribery, discriminatory lending, labor exploitation—that reinforce ethnic stereotypes and besmirch the image of free-market democracy” (Chua 116) . The companies utilize ethically questionable business tactics that show little humility and only serve the underlying purpose of money making . The fast food industry implements exploitation by Shapiro 1
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targeting “their foreign advertising and promotion at a group of consumers with the fewest attachments to tradition: young children” (Schlosser 499) . The fast food industry is taking advantage of children’s innocence lack of world experience . The effects of this can be shown in Australia by “a survey [that] found that half of the nation’s nine- and ten-year-olds thought that Ronald McDonald knew what kids should eat” (Schlosser 499) . Australian children are being raised to believe that fast food is good to eat because of the unethical practices of the fast food industry . Obesity is the second most common reason for death in America, with fast food being a likely contributor . By targeting children and raising them to believe that fast food is good, you are subjecting them to an early death . Fast food globalization is causing the spread of this American obesity epidemic to the rest of the world .
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