Debate abounds over whether globalization is good or bad for the individual, the family, the nation, and the world. Exchanges and interconnections are as old as human history itself, as people moved around the globe in search of opportunity and spreading new ideas. Pessimists view increased interdependence as a terribly destructive trend for communities and culture, while optimists envision a diverse and better life for all. The word “globalization” itself describes an endless range of interactions, both deliberate and accidental. Unforeseen consequences can emerge sometimes decades later. Steady cooperation rather than conflict is in order as global integration continues to influence nearly every aspect of modern life.

Our House of Cards

Barry Lynn thinks globalization made America dangerously dependent on foreign companies – and that disaster is looming
Andrew Leonard
September 16, 2005

The Center of the World

Is Yao Ming just another athlete, or an icon of globalization?
Brook Larmer
September 15, 2005

Edwardian Summer

Is the "second" age of globalization doomed to repeat history's mistakes?
Larry Elliott
August 18, 2005

How France Can Win From Offshoring

How can France best take advantage of outsourcing?
Tony Blanco
August 15, 2005

Globalization Is an Anomaly and Its Time is Running Out

Is globalization really here to stay?
James Howard Kunstler
August 4, 2005