How Globalization Threatens Cultural Identity

In 1980 a movie came out that turned popular thought to the damage that globalization imposes on cultural identity. “The Gods Must Be Crazy” highlights a simple way that globalization threatens cultural identity. In this movie, the Sho tribe of the Kalahari Desert believes that it has been gifted with a special treat when an […]

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Capitalism vs. Socialism – Freedom vs. Control

Capitalism and Socialism are two economic systems that have opposing views on the end goal and how to reach it. Capitalism is centered around competition and privatization while Socialism is driven by social equality. As with any philosophy, there are positive and negative aspects. Capitalism’s focus on competitive economics downplays social reform. Socialism’s concentration on […]

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Global Capitalism and the State

‘Globalization’ is a term that has come to be used in recent years increasingly frequently and, arguably, increasingly loosely. In a close analysis of the term, the author focuses on the concept of globalization as the transcendence (rather than the mere crossing or opening) of borders arguing that this interpretation offers the most distinctive and […]

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Impacts of Imperialism

Imperialism had a big impact on both the Western and Non-western countries. During the age of Imperialism, a truly global economy emerged. The western industrialized nations dominated, especially the United States, Britain, France, and Germany. These nations manufactured raw goods from the nonwestern continents such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The majority of the […]

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Disadvantages of a Free Market Economy

Having a free market economy means that certain essential goods and services that we have come to expect from our governments are not provided or left up to the goodwill of private enterprise to provide them on some level if they choose. As we have seen in very the recent economic picture of the world, […]

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