Globalization is one of the most politically charged issues of our time.
This book aims to bridge the divide between its advocates and its critics, but, rather than trying to find middle ground, the author looks at globalization through the lens of poor people and poor countries, arguing for a different management of global changes that ensures everyone a share in its opportunities. His is a call for ethical globalization.
2. Economic globalisation and neo-liberalism
An influential and globalizing civil society has a great opportunity to be a critical player - but this could be a brief window. Its advocacy largely pillories deficiencies in the system instead of promoting viable alternatives. The author seeks to change this by applying his experience from both sides of the ideological divide - working with NGOs, governments and the World Bank - to analyse the system's faults and suggest a fresh framework for transforming global relations and redressing injustices.
The Path to Ethical Globalization.
Worlds apart: civil society and the battle for ethical globalization - John Clark - Google Books
He believes the Buy Local movement could have a similar effect. Buy Local campaigns in Europe would view African imports as detrimental to the environment because of the air transport needed for perishable goods. He touts super-efficient shipping systems as the reason.
He believes that people should eat foods grown from the region where it grow best. The use of greenhouses to grow food in places where they normally do not grow may actually use up more energy. Leaving land alone and keeping it wild can be a conservation tool, argues Avery.
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The op-ed argues that people are enriched from foreign goods and that imports force local companies to innovate and fosters healthy competition, thus improving overall quality and choice. Furthermore, the op-ed notes that if everyone buys local, than outside communities will follow suit; thus decreasing market access for growing businesses.
A common theme among critics is that many communities support exports of their own goods, which can be viewed as hypocritical if they are emphasizing Buy Local. For example, Tesco, the British supermarket that labeled their products on distance traveled and carbon dioxide emissions, is opening ten stores in China where it plans to sell European grocery products. As with all movements, Buy Local has both positive and negative impacts. Critics of the movement surmise what would happen if it was taken too far and international trade contracted, thus harming rather than benefiting the economy.
Most critics would not have a problem with buying local on small scale, such as supporting local farmers, artisans, and service providers.
Labeling efforts can help produce an informed citizenry, but should take into account all sources of energy used to develop a product, not just air transport, but use of machinery and greenhouses as well. It is always challenging to develop a fair labeling system that takes into account the benefits of leaving land fallow or using it as farmland instead of for strip malls, etc. It seems that the best approach is moderation, supporting local businesses while still encouraging imports and healthy competition. November 17, October 1, October 14, October 4, May 3, July 28, October 7, July 24, April 20, September 25, Mail will not be published.
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