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Felton 1 Leea Felton Development and Globalization Due November 8, 2010 The Globalization Project Globalization is a phenomenon that has become the center of every global economic, environmental, and social crisis. Its beginnings in the 1970’s can be attributed to the many economic changes that occurred during that period of time. The United States no longer using its gold standard, emerging technology that enhanced communication, and the dispersing of industry all contribute to the process as we know it. Because politics are heavily involved in globalization, it has not only become a global standard, but a project; a project in which every influential nation has a hand, and most developing nations have no say in. Because of this booming “project” the world as we know it is changing drastically; which can be seen through the struggles of developing nations like Ethiopia, and Jamaica. The documentaries Black Gold directed by Marc and Nick Francis, and Life and Debt directed by Stephanie Black for example, do a tremendous job at depicting the cruelty and unfair aspect of globalization in these nations specifically. Globalization has become very prevalent, and despite many movements to stop it, there seems to be little anyone can do to slow the project down. What globalization does is open the doors for trade and production. In a world where countries once produced and processed their own food, we now see a world in which out sourcing is more and more common. The economic benefit to this newer system is striking. As Annie Leonard would say “the world is made up of interconnections, the world works on a system (Leonard, video).” The reason for this is simple.
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Felton 2 When a more developed nation like the United States for example sells bananas or other produce to “third world” nations like Jamaica, they can afford to do so at a very low price. The low price the U.S sells there items for, beats the price of local farmers and markets. This leaves the native people with an excess of goods, and no money to show for it (Black, film). When looking at situations like this one, it is clear to see why so many developing nations are becoming upset
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