Class 5 - Unocal- Who is us

Class 5 - Unocal- Who is us - Agenda All emails to...

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Agenda All emails to lite.nartey@moore.sc.edu, NOT through Blackboard please. Who is “us” in a global economy? Unocal Debate
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The World is Flat … or a Clash of Civilizations? Friedman’s thesis (and many globalization scenarios) depict an inevitable movement toward global markets fueled by market incentives and new technologies Are there alternative forces as well? Values Identity Nationalism Security How will the forces of globalization and localization interact in shaping the future rules of the game for international
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The Nationalism Question: Who is “Us” in a Global Economy? What does it mean to be “American” in the age of globalization? Should US jobs be protected over those in other countries? Should US companies receive benefits and protections that foreign companies do not? Should consumers buy American products? Should we care about poverty/labor standards in other countries? Where do loyalties and identities lie?
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Do You Check the Label? Until recently, Bill Allayaud thought people who checked labels on clothing or toys to make sure they were “Made in the U.S.A.” were everything he was not: flag-waving, protectionist, even a little xenophobic. But lately, he said, he is becoming one of them . “Everything I buy now, I look at the label,” said Mr. Allayaud. He said the reasons for his change of heart are many: a desire to buy as many “locally made” products as possible to reduce carbon emissions from transporting them; a worry about toxic goods made in the third world; and a concern that the rising tide of imports will damage the economy and hurt everybody. “Every time you see ‘Made in China,’ ” he said, “you
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course IBUS 301 taught by Professor Ms.nartey during the Spring '12 term at South Carolina.

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