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Interlude VI - Competition for Everyone
According to Richard B. Freeman (2008), "almost all at once in the 1990s, China, India, and the former Soviet bloc joined the global economy, and the entire world came together into a single economic world based on capitalism and markets." Describe two (2) ...
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Interlude V - The Marriage of East and West
While the United States
happened to be uniquely positioned at the dawn of globalization to produce
cultural products like films, television, and music that could reach cultures
all around the world, the last couple decades of experience have been excellentl...
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Interlude IV - America's Example Trumps Its Flaws
Imagine that the content of the Internet were controlled by a powerful global agency comparable to the United Nations. Explain the possible ADVANTAGES and/or DISADVANTAGES of such a system. Ironically, the primary advantage of assigning all power over the r...
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Interlude III - The Leveling of the Playing Field
Describe two (2) major aspects of the globalization process that promote transnational organized crime. Two major aspects of the globalization process that promote transnational organized crime are the leveling of the international playing field and the dem...
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Interlude II - Look to the Old West
How would you describe "offshore" tax havens as one part of the global economic system that exists today? One major problem with a capitalistic economic model is that is doesn't incentivize goodwill. Proponents would say that the corporations and systems it...
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Interlude I: The Age of the Nation-State
One of the reasons I've been more off-and-on with this blog then usual over the last couple months is that I've been taking a class online, at a website called edX . While the courses are free, they're set up and run by actual college professors, and some e...
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Reason #304: On The Debt Ceiling
The United States had no debt ceiling until 1917--its debt obligations were minor, and sporadic, enough that Congress was able to authori...
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Reason #303: Sure, Give Putin the Nobel. Who Gives a Shit.
Proving that there's no one they won't rally behind if it allows them to criticize Obama, Fox News has joined the still-relativel...
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Cautiously optimistic.
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