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IMPERIALISM

I welcome affluent nations / multi-national corporations extending power and influence over developing nations, and believe everyone benefits. The big rich entities from new markets for products, resource extraction, etc; poor regions 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.

ETHICAL GLOBALIZATION

To insure globalization proceeds ethically, I think we need nation transcending authority. This could be provided by strengthening / democratizing existing institutions (UN, IMF, WTO, WHO, etc) and creating new ones. It would mediate disputes, do peacekeeping, promote health, regulate international trade-- intervening when worker exploitation, environmental / health crises or economic upheaval warranted. It would regulate capital flow, bust monopolies, promote wealth / technology transfer aiding the poor—and protect unique cultural heritages and diversity of all sorts.

                               Left Hand choice:  theme #22B                       Right Hand Choice: theme #51A                        

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from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.

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