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Unformatted text preview: Nakul Shah Honors Globalization & Social Movements September 19, 2010 Governmental and corporate initiatives in favor of accelerated globalization have impacted many aspects of our society. The struggles associated with the closing of manufacturing plants in small Midwestern towns not only affect the Americans now jobless, but also the unskilled laborers being given the jobs for a fraction of the pay overseas. Globalization-related mandates begin within the upper echelons of corporations, pass through governments with the strong support of the IMF and the World Bank, and soon begin their wrath on society. The impact of the world moving further away from regulation is stronger support of laissez-faire trade policies, resulting in more profits for big business, as well as less attention to the conditions of workers. Human rights take the back-burner in the world’s race to the bottom, the search for the cheapest labor, the least restrictions, and the most disposable and unskilled employees. The ideal situation for labor, the least restrictions, and the most disposable and unskilled employees....
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course ARTS AND S 101 taught by Professor Salime during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
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