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5/11/10 1 Jones, Chapter 30 A GLOBAL NATION FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM The New Millennium A GLOBAL NATION Overview The American Place in a Global Economy The Stewardship of Natural Resources The Expansion of American Culture Abroad Identity in Contemporary America
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5/11/10 2 THE AMERICAN PLACE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY The Logic and Technology of Globalization Computers increase American productivity Internet, faxes, cell phones: Global communication Free Trade and the Global Assembly Line Access to goods at lowest prices Work and wages provided to developing nations Who Benefits from Globalization? The Stock Market and investors American consumers pay lower prices for many products Credit card providers Who Benefits from Globalization? The negative views Only the powerful, wealthy nations benefit Environmentalists warn of pollution due to unregulated globalization Unions decry the loss of American jobs Human Rights activists cite grim working conditions of developing nations workers
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