Whether it is realized or not, individuals have been—and continue to be—affected by globalization. Globalization influences the products people purchase, the nature of jobs, and culture, among other things. As you respond to this week’s Discussion, consider both the positive and negative ways you or people you know have been affected by globalization. Are you able to buy fresh fruit in winter that was unavailable before trade expansion? Does your employer depend on exports for some of your company’s sales? Have you or a family member lost a job because it was outsourced? While people may often dwell on the negative effects of globalization, it is equally important to understand its benefits before passing judgment on international trade and other policies.
In this Discussion, you will describe how globalization has affected you personally and explain ways in which you may have benefitted or been hurt by the effects of globalization.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Post a 150- to 225-word (2- to 3-paragraph) explanation of your personal position on globalization and the policies to promote or limit it. In your explanation, do the following: