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welcome affluent nations / multinational corporations extending power and
influence over developing nations, and believe everyone benefits. The
former from new markets for products, resource extraction, etc, the latter
from economic development and exposure to values/lifestyle /culture of the
affluent world, which I view as superior to those they supplant. I
view favorably the nation-building that sometimes accompanies military
interventions, and may even accept territorial expansion of the more
developed at the expense of less developed world.
insure globalization proceeds ethically, I think we need nation
This could be provided by strengthening / democratizing existing
institutions (UN, IMF, WTO, etc) and creating new ones. It would mediate
disputes, do peace-keeping, and regulate international trade—
intervening when worker exploitation, environmental degradation or
economic upheaval warranted. It would regulate capital flow, bust
monopolies, and promote wealth / technology transfer aiding the poor—
giving all at least a minimum living standard and a voice.
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from Coming of Age in the Global Village, by Stephen P. Cook, with Donella H. Meadows.