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Mayank , Aug, 17 2016

This is Globalisation’s Tipping Point. We should start focussing on our cultural and socio-economic agenda.


While immigration was projected as the central issue of the Brexit campaign, it is just one part of a greater issue – unemployment of the local population. The approach to a global model needs to stem from local strengths and ideas, and a bottom-up economic approach, instead of top-down, needs to be implemented. Countries should move beyond their obsession with globalisation and have customised economic models pertaining to their cultural and socio-economic agenda.
While immigration was projected as the central issue of the Brexit campaign, it is just one part of a greater issue – unemployment of the local population. The approach to a global model needs to stem from local strengths and ideas, and a bottom-up economic approach, instead of top-down, needs to be implemented. Countries should move beyond their obsession with globalisation and have customised economic models pertaining to their cultural and socio-economic agenda.

Shanu , Aug, 18 2016


The most important task of any politicians worldwide is to make sure their nationals understand the important of globalization which finally will bring equality worldwide and same multicultural is the fact of day to day life. Political leaders worldwide are doing wrong and to escape their wrongdoing they pass their ineptness, incapacity, unprofessional and corrupted behavior to third parties and make them responsible for the problems caused by these politicians to their fellow citizens. Worldwide we must have one rules, the leaders must be punished for their wrongdoings and they were not allowed to speak against anyone, they must only propose how they will tackle the social and economic problems the world population is facing. The worst is loosing jobs. If any one wants to keep themselves out from the global picture , actually they are ruining their and their futures generation future. Leaders like Trump,Boris, Nigel, Mari Le Pen and like minded they are only opportunists and power hungry. They can ruin countries. Persons must be beware from scare mongers. Recently they have done huge damage to British economy and to British. Rather than sitting together and finding solution the British are facing they instigated division in British society. It is shame and these leaders must be penalized to avoid future events of same scale. Now who suffers not Tory nor Nigel but common British. They have been deprived of great opportunities and markets to flourish.
The most important task of any politicians worldwide is to make sure their nationals understand the important of globalization which finally will bring equality worldwide and same multicultural is the fact of day to day life. Political leaders worldwide are doing wrong and to escape their wrongdoing


Sukirti Singh , Aug, 18 2016


The last time that the political class and industry as a whole argued about the inevitability of globalization and that we have to accept it and have anti-protectionist policies was in the 18th century, it lead to financial collapse and to World Wars, out of the ashes of that mess we built everything that is good about Britain under protectionist polices. Free trade is toxic and you cant legislate to protect workers and communities against its destructive effects unless you legislate against its ability to hold workers to ransom by blackmailing us with global poverty wages. The only way globalization could be positive for workers is if it was a socialist internationalism with workers, not capitalists in charge. We should be focusing on protecting our economy from the inequality and parasitism of global capitalism. We need to nationalize our central bank, renationalise all utilities, transport and infrastructure, the NHS and education, have training and investment pumped into the latter two, and modernize our railways. Most vitally we need to invest in a huge council house building scheme to tackle the severe homelessness and housing crisis that is keeping many people in penury today.
The last time that the political class and industry as a whole argued about the inevitability of globalization and that we have to accept it and have anti-protectionist policies was in the 18th century, it lead to financial collapse and to World Wars, out of the ashes of that mess we built everythin


Suhani Singh , Inquisitive snobbish arrogant. I am Golum and Aug, 18 2016


Globalization has quite literally been the greatest force of good that humanity has ever known. The problem is that the author isnt thinking of the hundreds of millions/maybe billions of people in China, India, southeast Asia, and elsewhere who now no longer live it absolutely gut-wrenching poverty and have not a scrap of food to eat. The rise of China is almost the whole story of globalization. OK, so the problem is that jobs that the Chinese now do used to be done by Europeans and Americans, and that has caused inequality in those countries. The real issue is that the developing world has not yet specialized. Rather than China making somethings more efficiently and trading with the west for things that the west makes more efficiently, China is trying to make everything-- they can, for a while, because their labor is far cheaper. Thats starting to change though. At some point, labor costs will become more or less equal, like they are between western countries. Things should then start to improve in the west regarding inequality. But as far as fewer people dying in the world of hunger and preventable disease there has been nothing better than globalization.
Globalization has quite literally been the greatest force of good that humanity has ever known. The problem is that the author isnt thinking of the hundreds of millions/maybe billions of people in China, India, southeast Asia, and elsewhere who now no longer live it absolutely gut-wrenching poverty


Puneet , Aug, 17 2016


There is not much doubt in my mind that globalization and neoliberalism are big factors. These factors are not natural, they are the result of political choices. Many people are left with no jobs and no future, worry about their kids education and life, fear immigrants will take the leftovers, and see that the rich get richer by the day. They want something else. They are ready to vote for whomever comes up with scapegoats and easy solutions, because the left has been discredited or isnt really the left anymore, and offers no convincing alternative to globalization and neoliberalism. I dont blame the people, however stupid their choices may be. I blame our leaders (be they British or form the EU), who have been telling everyone for decades that less regulation, less borders, more flexibility, more privatization, less taxes for the job creators, etc., would make us all better off.
There is not much doubt in my mind that globalization and neoliberalism are big factors. These factors are not natural, they are the result of political choices. Many people are left with no jobs and no future, worry about their kids education and life, fear immigrants will take the leftovers, and s


Prateek , Aug, 17 2016


In the 1960s, Japan was the manufacturer of cheap, shoddy goods. Between then and now, huge numbers of jobs have moved overseas to countries where labour costs are cheaper. As a result, there is a massive growing middle class in those countries - in China, India, Brazil, and the like. Its hard to believe that this is, globally, a bad thing: there are fewer people in abject poverty. But the effect in the West has been massive and horrendous for the skilled workers whose jobs have just evaporated. Of course, they havent evaporated everywhere: Germany still has a manufacturing base, unlike the UK. The diagnosis is easy, but I cant imagine any of the current crop being willing to do anything to create a solution.
In the 1960s, Japan was the manufacturer of cheap, shoddy goods. Between then and now, huge numbers of jobs have moved overseas to countries where labour costs are cheaper. As a result, there is a massive growing middle class in those countries - in China, India, Brazil, and the like. Its hard to be


Aarushi , Jul, 26 2016


There is no alternative to globalisation. All we can do is adapt, and use our sense to protect and shield ourselves from the negative aspects it brings. Technology, economy and society now necessitates a more connected international community, those that resist it will find themselves disadvantaged. The internet, advances in travel these advances wont reverse. I would imagine there were similar rejection of the factories in the industrial revolution. I agree what is needed is a more responsible adoption of globalisation, what we now know about the environment requires that we look at growth with more forward planning, and the idea that rightwing neoliberal economics has a place in such far reaching volatile global markets I think has been proven to be a mistake. Unions like the EU offering good advances in this direction, by shielding us against of the worst economic fluctuations, but now people that dont understand the complexities of what they perceive as our current problems have put us at a disadvantage. The UK is going to have work very hard to recover quickly from this, if it stands any hope of conducting successful international political, economic, cultural, scientific and environmental affairs.
There is no alternative to globalisation. All we can do is adapt, and use our sense to protect and shield ourselves from the negative aspects it brings. Technology, economy and society now necessitates a more connected international community, those that resist it will find themselves disadvantaged.


Nisha , United we stand Aug, 17 2016


Globalisation has been the means by which the dealers and financiers have gained final and almost complete control over the producers of goods around the world. Combined with the structure of the public company with limited liability, and a legally enshrined management obligation to shareholders to maximise profit, capital will always flow to where the basis of profit, maximum exploitation of labour, is greatest. Economists have persuaded governments that there is an advantage to be had for all from this total freedom of capital to roam and hone in on the poorest places, without any obligation to the countries and societies in which it was “earned” in the first place. The profits of the cotton barons of Lancashire could be invested wherever in the world the returns would be higher. Or workers from places where the workers were poorer and cheaper could be imported to the dying mills of England. The world’s dealers have gained the whip hand over national governments, who tremble in fear of the withdrawal of capital from anywhere where human rights to a decent life may threaten the maximisation of profit and exploitation. These governments have become more enthralled to the WTO than to the interests of the people who elect them.
Globalisation has been the means by which the dealers and financiers have gained final and almost complete control over the producers of goods around the world. Combined with the structure of the public company with limited liability, and a legally enshrined management obligation to shareholders to


Sukhwinder Singh , Aug, 17 2016


Everyone keeps talking about globalisation affecting and destroying the industrial heartlands but that happened years ago , its old news. Globalisation and free movement of people is now destroying high level jobs in multiple sectors. Businesses claim that this is an advance but in reality all they care about is the bottom line , they have no moral compass or ethical basis on which they base their decisions. Many of the worlds poorest are not simply being left behind, they are being forced off their land, forced to flee their country out of fear, drowning in the Mediterranean as a result of various upstream boat-turnback and border lockdown policies, and are being held in concentration camps and detention centres. Some of the poorest are being radicalised, monetised, and weaponised, and some of the poorest are also trying to "take back control”.
Everyone keeps talking about globalisation affecting and destroying the industrial heartlands but that happened years ago , its old news. Globalisation and free movement of people is now destroying high level jobs in multiple sectors. Businesses claim that this is an advance but in reality all they


Ashish Kulkarni , Aug, 17 2016


Globalisation just helps the most powerful nation and the nation in turn fails to help the rest of the country. That is the crux of the issue. The huge inequality of income, wealth, jobs and opportunity in this country is tearing it apart. It really is crucial that this is recognised and acted on. The problem isnt that globalisation is leaving some behind because of a fault in the system. The problem is globalisation itself which is just another word for exploitation. You cant shut down industry in Britain and move it all to sweat shops in China and call it a glitch in an otherwise great system, it is integral to the system. What you are basically proposing is you and the defenders of this system need to throw a little bit back to keep the little people quite while you and your mates carry on exploiting the third world and devastating the planet.
Globalisation just helps the most powerful nation and the nation in turn fails to help the rest of the country. That is the crux of the issue. The huge inequality of income, wealth, jobs and opportunity in this country is tearing it apart. It really is crucial that this is recognised and acted on. T