"Globalization is like being overwhelmed by a snow avalanche. You can't stop it – you can only swim in the snow and hope to stay on top."
An article on the pros and cons of globalization. Worth a read.
"The engine started malfunctioning, leading to the summer '08 global meltdown fiasco. So now, the natural result, is to go back to multiple engines, independent pockets of self reliant engines, or nations"
"Globalization is like a powerful new medicine, one that offers immense possible benefits but must be used with caution because of the possible side effects."
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