The Tragedy of Globalization

In: Social Issues

Submitted By jdrechsler
Words 834
Pages 4
The Tragedy of Globalization

Globalization has been around for over a thousand years and is not a new development of western nations. Globalization is simply the transferring of ideas from one society to another. Amartya Sen the author of “How to Judge Globalism”, and Sen believes that the whole world benefits from global cooperation, and there is uneven distribution of benefits. He believes another downside of globalization is the belief that globalization is a modern westernized concept. Globalization is not the sole cause of the inequality of wealth between developed and non-developed nations, but it is obvious that this new global marketplace has produced unequal benefits between developed and non-developed nations. Globalization needs regulations and reforms to be put into place in order to level the playing field of benefits.

Globalization benefits all nations that are involved in the global trade of goods, foreign investment, and ideas. Although, with the current global market there is room for firms to take advantage of developing nations by outsourcing jobs from developed to developing countries in order to pay workers lower wages. Many of these less developed countries benefit from foreign investment by developed nations, but According to Sen (2002) the distribution of these benefits are not equal between rich and poor. Since there are no laws pertaining to globalization or a governing body, it is a free for all in the global market. There are so many different nations it is unfeasible to control commerce all around the world. Reforms need to be made to the current system; since developed countries benefit more from global trade than non-developed countries it is necessary to form a system that permits equal opportunities.

Globalization is responsible for the large-scale sales of arms from developed to non-developed…...

Similar Documents

Tragedy

...The term tragedy, both in Greek dramas and contemporary writing alike, is an emotion evoked by the inability of a person to fulfill a goal or potential that is reasonably within reach. When I think of tragedy, images of supremely gifted artists, writers, athletes, and other socially iconic individuals whose lives were cut short come to mind. But as most of us are already aware, tragedy does not solely strike the lives of the young and famous. We are all succeptable to it. Contrary to popular belief, tragedy does not often come in the form of a bolt of lightning, or a sinking ship. It is triggered by wrong decisions, and rather small and seemingly insignificant ones at first. But like a snowball released at the top of a mountain, these wrong decisions pick up momentum, and before we can even recognize the reprocussions of these decisions coming, we are flattened by them. What causes these wrong decisions? Some may blame pride, lust, fear, anger, ignorance, stubborness, or even love. All of these are valid reasons, and unfortunately these are all abundant qualities in every human being. Because of this, writers like Arthur Miller and William Shakespeare have showed us that these tragedies can occur to anyone, from salesmen to soldiers. And although they are horrible to live through, they can also be timelessly entertaining to read about. Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is the story of a man, Willy Loman, gone deaf to the outside world. Though many try to help him, he......

Words: 1324 - Pages: 6

Shakespearan Tragedy

...'Death' , 'Revenge' , 'Unhappy endings' come to my mind When I think about the word 'tragedy'. What is tragedy? Tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in the viewing.(Banham 1998, p. 1118.) Then what are Shakespearean tragedies? "Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy." (F. Scott Fitzgerald) I also think this quote applies very well to William Shakespeare's works, for he has created such beautiful pieces of literature in the form of tragedies. There are several elements of Shakespearean tragedy. For example, Tragic hero, Tragic(Fatal) flaw, Internal and external conflict, Comic relief, The supernatural, The abnormality, Revenge, and Death etc. I am going to take a look at some of the elements of Shakespearean tragedy used in very famous plays, 'Hamlet' and 'Romeo and Juliet'. First of all, a 'Tragic flaw', by definition, is a personality trait that leads to the downfall of the protagonist. Hamlet is well aware of his fatal flaw from the beginning, he constantly questions himself on why he continues to delay the fulfillment of his duty. Hamlet finally acts to kill Claudius only after realizing that he is poisoned. But by putting off, his tragic flaw, leads to multiple death such as Polonius, Ophelia, Gertrude, Laertes, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern and himself, too. Second, Use of 'supernatural' elements is one of common characteristics of the Elizabethan drama. In Hamlet, the ghost of...

Words: 707 - Pages: 3

Savar Tragedy

...THE IMPACT OF SAVER TRAGEDY ON GARMENTS SECTOR IN BANGLADESH Wednesday April 24th, 2013 is an undoubtly a date that will live in infamy. In the worst ever building collapsed in Bangladesh. the nation as well as the rest of the world watched in horror as so many innocent lives were brutally ended when the eight story Rana Plaza housing four garment factories a branch of a private branch of a private bank and a number of shops came crashing down causing death and devastation all around. The death & injured list garments accidents is below. Some garment factory incident between (2005 to 2013) ACCIDENT DATE Spectrum sweater Industries April 11,2005 Limited(Ashulia) Phoenix Garments in tejgaon Garib & Garib sweator factory,Gazipur Ha-meem Groups of sportswear factory (Ashulia) Tazneen Fashion Fire in ashulia Rana Plaza collapse in savar GARMENTS NAME DEATH NUMBERS 75 workers At least25 workers At least 25 workers February 25,2006 February 25,2010 December14,2010 November24,2012 April24,2013 Sources: Newspaper, Reports At least 31 workers At least 112 workers At least 1129 workers Page 1 of 8 One can just simply and directly ask the questions after 42 years of being an independent nation, after years of development marching with the wings of time and technology, after so much advancement in various fields and after containing to move forward, raising hopes for the people who chose to believe is such a monumental tragedy acceptable? The reasons of collapse......

Words: 1586 - Pages: 7

Tragedy

...When society thinks of tragedy we think of a terrible or horrible accident happening to a person or to a group of people, most of the times resulting in hospitalization or worse, death. Another example of this type of tragedy could be a loved one who goes away on vacation and contracts a rare and unusual disease which could possibly result in death. Not all types of tragedies always result in a certain death. Tragedy in a classical Greek sense sets up a protagonist to begin the action in the tragedy. What lead to the tragedies is the protagonist’s characteristics. These characteristics are naturally supposed to be positive and noble but in the end, these characteristics are what caused the downfall in the protagonist. Everyone loves vacations because they get a break from reality and get to relax for once. Coming back home from vacation is probably the worst part of the experience, especially if you came back not knowing you contracted an infection from your vacationing destination. Not only have you contracted this horrible infection, you find out that it is an incurable disease.“The disease, which causes severe bruising and uncontrolled bleeding, is untreatable and is fatal in a third of cases” (Cameron, 1). Not only does the United Kingdom need to worry about the person who has the disease, they need to make sure no one else has contracted it and that it does not spread. This incident is forming the first type of tragedy because this is an incurable disease from another......

Words: 1048 - Pages: 5

Globalization

...Globalization Has Increased Poverty Although the concept of globalization is very recent, it has existed throughout the history. Globalization began to take greater height from the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago in England which was the most developed countries in the world. Technological and political changes have changed the meaning of globalization. Today, the term globalization is defined as “the process enabling financial and investment markets to operate internationally, largely as a result of deregulation and improved communications. It is the social, political and economic integration that comes with the increased flow of trade, people, capital, and ideas” (Steger). The purpose of this essay is to show how globalization has increased poverty and affected some countries and people’s lives. While many people argue that globalization has reduced poverty; others, has disagree because there are facts that show clearly how the rate of poverty has increased. According to Sachs, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, poverty is the result of “low productivity per worker, which reflects poor health, lack of job-market skills, patchiness of infrastructure (roads, power plants, utility lines, shipping ports), and chronic malnutrition” (Sachs). In many countries, the economic situation is going from bad to worse. Poverty has been rising steadily “from 21% in 1984 to 40% in 2002” (Nissanke). Sachs said that every day more than 20 000 die of......

Words: 2152 - Pages: 9

Globalization

...as a global brand. The successful recognition gained in the global market through its strong brand image, strategies and efficient marketing management about understanding, appreciating the intercultural difference in business by promoting clear communication, building trust by means of researching to societal contemporary issues causing crisis and solving the psychological effect by dint of bringing happiness in all difficulties and tragedy through children choir singing stories of hope and optimism in the midst of negativism revolving around the world and reassuring the society there is reason to believe in happiness. The campaign is solemnly on how culture should be emphasized in the global world. This study will further look how culture is being phased out in different context of the campaign by telling different stories of hope to different countries and collectively programming the mind towards achieving happiness in all odds, culture is a critical phenomenon to the need for communication as the emergence of globalisation. Globalization is a divergent term which may have both negative and positive impact on human with their society but the culture binding the society will determine the perspective to be viewed. The emergence of globalisation can be traced back to 19th and 20th century where mass production surfaced during industrial revolution, availability of transportation technology for quicker movement of people and goods across continent, information and......

Words: 1807 - Pages: 8

Tragedy of the Commons

...DJ Diakite PLTC 171 Professor Richter Tragedy of the Commons Analysis The Tragedy of the Commons is an effective metaphor to understanding the exploitation of global property resources by private producers. Its flaws as a metaphor stems from the gross assumptions it makes on human behavior and motivations. When taken at face value, the metaphor can be used to explain broad resource issues that nations are still dealing with today, such as global climate change and the use of natural resources. However, when closely inspected, its generalization about the community-shared commons is not as accurate. Garret Hardin's article has received vast critical acclaim and is considered one of the finest works regarding natural resource issues. In his article, Hardin claims that all commonly owned resources are doomed to destruction. This is due to the fact that men are greedy, and instinctively pursue their own best interests. Given is an example involving a common pasture open to all, in which it is expected that every herdsman is going to try keep as many cattle on the commons as possible in-order to try make the most profit. However as the commons is overgrazed productivity goes down causing each herdsman to add more cattle in an attempt to bring their profits back up. It is in this desire for self-interest that the tragedy of the commons occurs. The Tragedy of the Commons metaphor is best understood when applied to large-scale resource issues. In order to do so, the......

Words: 701 - Pages: 3

Globalization

...They are not selfcreating, self regulating, self stabilizing, self-legitimizing. Markets cannot work properly and be politically sustained in their absence. We have to contend with a world economy that remains a patchwork in terms of governance … and moderate our ambitions regarding economic globalization We run one of two risks when we get the balance wrong: Recognizing the centrality of nation-states is nation states more likely to contribute to a healthy global economy than trying to eviscerate it ◦ legitimacy deficit when we push global rules too far ◦ Inefficiency and instability when we push global markets too far The balance of global forces is becoming more centrifugal The supply of global leadership will be in short supply s o t supp y ◦ Declining role of U.S. in global economy g g y ◦ EU likely to remain preoccupied with own matters ◦ China and the other emerging powers place, if anything, anything greater emphasis on national sovereignty The world economy is not a “global commons” (Misleading) analogy with climate change ◦ Open trade and finance policies are semi private goods semi-private ◦ where in the absence of global coordination, we get the “tragedy of the commons” An open economy is in every country’s own interest When nation states have “policy room” the outcome need not b th slippery slope t protectionism d t be the li l to t ti i Democratic politics can “malfunction,” but it is locals who pay the bulk of the costs So improved......

Words: 819 - Pages: 4

Tragedy

...I think too many times as a young reader we were taught to think that the main character or protagonist was the main force driving the story line or meaning in a story. We were always taught to make connections with the protagonist first and the other characters were just insignificant, being only used to give more emphasis on the protagonist. It now comes a time as adults to explore all aspects of all the characters and not just single one out. This is especially true when reading tragedies. In tragedies people are also so quick to think that the main character is the one that has suffered the most or is the “tragic hero”. The tragic play Ghosts is an excellent example of this premature thinking. Readers are constantly thinking that Mrs. Alving is living a tragedy, but in actuality the tragedy falls upon the two children Regina and Oswald. From the work of Richard Sewall’s “The Vision of Tragedy”, we can conclude that classifying Mrs. Alving as the tragic hero is inaccurate because of her actions in the story and how those actions affect others. As we soon discover, the life of Mrs. Alving is pretty rough. Her husband was a habitual cheater and was almost completely absent when the two had the responsibility to raise their son Oswald. Having nowhere else to turn, Mrs. Alving decided to try to seek refuge in the family pastor, Mr. Manders. Unfortunately, his solution was for her to continue to do her duties as a mother and wife to bring her husband back to her. ...

Words: 905 - Pages: 4

The Tragedy of the Commons

...overuse; others recommend that privatizing those resources will solve the problem. The reality is not that simple; the logic of the tragedy of the commons depends on a set of assumptions about human motivation, about the rules of governing the use of the commons, and about the character of the common resource. According to Elinor Ostrom, “neither the state nor the market is uniformly successful in enabling individuals to sustain long-term, productive use of natural resource systems”. This means that there isn’t just “one way” to solve problems concerning common resources. Aristotle observed that “what is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it. Everyone thinks chiefly of his own, hardly at all of the common interest”. The purpose of this paper is to present what the tragedy of the commons is and the approach of the study of self-governance; also, to give an overview of the commons in modern life. The Tragedy of the Commons Professor Garret Hardin developed this idea in a well-known essay “The Tragedy of the Commons” (1968). He argued that commonly owned and freely accessible resources tend to become depleted when or if the population exploiting the resources is large enough; for example, a common grazing area that is made available for use to numerous ranchers will be overgrazed and its replenishment neglected. The tragedy of the commons occurs mainly because people pursue their goals with the means available to them; this idea has been......

Words: 3295 - Pages: 14

Tragedy of the Commons

...TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS AND THE PROBLEM OF ANARCHY IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY By: Ma. Hazel Joy M. Faco BA Political Science – 2 "Freedom in a common brings ruin to all." As proposed by Garrett Hardin, the “Tragedy of the Commons” is an inevitable result of the exploitation of a shared resource by rational and egoistic individuals who solely seek to maximize their own consumption. It is predicted that there will come a time when the supply of that resource will no longer be able to keep up with the rapidly growing demand. This is where the tragedy comes into the picture. This apathetic and nonchalant consumption will eventually lead to the irreversible depletion and degradation of that particular common resource. To avoid this ultimate tragedy, there is no technical solution that we can possibly adopt. No amount of science or technology can reverse this damage. The only way that we can possibly preclude this destruction is by undergoing a dramatic re-examination and transformation of our conscience and fundamental conceptions of ethics and morality. But the real question is this: Is that even possible? Hardin’s pessimistic parable is widely and almost universally accepted as an all-encompassing, catchall framework in explaining the ecological crisis that currently confronts commonly-held goods such as the earth’s atmosphere, fisheries, grasslands, water, forests, roads and even population growth. However, in this essay, I am going to analyze this tragedy......

Words: 1143 - Pages: 5

Hamlet Tragedy

...Hamlet Essay Tragedies commonly involve disasters, horrible mishaps and death. The great Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that a tragedy must have action which is pushed along by the character flaw of a “great” man. This idea of a “great” man or a person of high ranking being the protagonist in a tragedy is perpetuated in all of Shakespeare’s work. This leaves to speculate on the average person. The average person is not completely safe from the misery of tragedy. A supporting character is just as likely as any main character to experience tragedy. According to Arthur Miller, the “common” person is just as suitable for tragedy as any “great” person. The ideas of Aristotle and Miller contrast each other however both elements are noticeable in the play Hamlet. When a “great person” or the main character goes through a tragedy, it is rather evident. Ophelia and her father Polonius are considered “common” characters in the play that also experience great tragedy. In Miller’s essay, he outlines three main aspects that a “common” person would exhibit in a tragedy which makes their circumstances tragic. Firstly is the presence of a character that is ready to lay down their life to secure their personal sense of dignity. Next is the fear of being displaced and torn away from ones chosen image of their self. Lastly is being capable of victory. Ophelia and Polonius have chosen images of themselves and what their lives should be like and are willing to lay down their lives for......

Words: 353 - Pages: 2

Greek Tragedies

...These are the role of the gods, the difference between good and evil and human responsibilities. All three of these tragedies reveal the importance of the role the gods play to mankind. The gods have control over mankind and sometimes use them as pawns to achieve their ambitions; the gods also ensure that each individual’s fate is secured. The tragedies also reveal to the audience the difference between good and evil; quite often the individual’s good intentions are misconstrued and in turn cause them to do evil. Another common theme in the tragedies is the responsibility of humanity; although often tempted or controlled by the gods individuals need to learn to control their emotions and take responsibility for their own actions. The role the gods play is an essential part of the Greek tragedies and without them the stories would be drastically different. The role of the gods is to watch over the people and ensure that they fulfill their destiny. In the ancient times, they believed that each person’s life was determined by destiny or fate, which they could not escape; no matter what a person does to avoid their fate, the gods made sure that their destiny was fulfilled. An individual’s destiny is planned and organized, and it is the role of Zeus to supervise the mortals and ensure that each individual follows their destiny. In the book The Poetry of Greek Tragedy, Richmond Lattimore comments regarding Zeus, “he is the armed master, supreme because he possesses, and can......

Words: 2290 - Pages: 10

Spanish Tragedy

...Senecan elements in The Spanish Tragedy The Spanish Tragedy belongs to a class of drama known as the revenge play, which comes from the pen of Thomas Kyd (1558-1594). Almost all the English playwrights of that time followed the Classical playwrights, Classical tragedies. Kyd also did the same. Especially he followed Roman playwright Lucius Annaneus Seneca (4BC-65AD) blindly. So he is called The English Seneca.           Seneca was also a Roman Stoic philosopher. Primly he wrote tragic dramas. His dramas were full of melodramatic elements, such as, blood-shed, killing, assassination, horror scenes, etc. For these reasons his dramas are suitable for only to read in chamber or in closed room. Let us now have a brief discussion about the elements of Seneca used by Kyd in his play The Spanish Tragedy.           In all the plays of Seneca we find the revenge theme. Revenge was the main plot, main motive in his plays. Like him, Kyd also used the revenge theme. As we find The Ghost of Andrea, Bel-Imperia, Horatio, Isabella and Hieronimo all the characters want to take revenge. Though we see that the climates are different, but their motive is same. We find Hieronimo saying after the death of his son, Horatio: “See’st thou this handkerchief besmeared with blood? / It shall not from me till I take revenge.” (2. 5. 51-52).         In Senecan plays, all the characters think that if they take revenge upon the killers who have murdered their dearest persons, it can never be a sin...

Words: 997 - Pages: 4

Elements of Tragedy

...The movie of Antoinette and François is a tragedy and has many elements of one. These elements are the fact that the main character is brought to a disastrous end just after the figure out their tragic flaw, it is a big event that affects many people, and that has drama. François Archambault is the major main character in this story. He is what you may say the perfect son, but he has a major flaw. He sees something he wants, he has to get it no matter the cost. François is brought to a tragic end towards the ending of the movie. After he finds out Alexandre killed Antoinette, he kills her then throws himself of the Eiffel Tower. Right as François is falling to his death he realizes his tragic flaw, he was selfish. In Romeo and Juliet Romeo kills himself when he sees Juliet dead he kills himself by drinking poison. Like François, Romeo realizes his tragic flaw, he made rash decisions without thinking. These character both realized their flaw right before they died The deaths of Antoinette Vadeboncoeur, Antoinette Archambault, and François Archambault were very serious events that affected many people. The death of Antoinette was very hard on Barthelemy Vadeboncoeur because to Barthelemy, Antoinette was her baby. After this Barthelemy left France, this caused her parents to never paint again. That caused many art shows to run out of business. Antoinette’s death rippled into to the death of Alexandre. In a rage François stabs Alexandre in the back after finding out......

Words: 472 - Pages: 2