Globalization Is Not Americanization


The world today is more dangerous and less orderly than it was expected to be 10 years ago. The fact that globalization has taken effect, has led to more chaos in the world. Globalization is the process of increasing interdependence; the effect of an event in one geographical area or in the economic or ecological dimension can have profound effects in another geographical area. After having said this, the question that comes to our mind is, why does globalization increase job insecurity (or job inequality)?

The fact that America is outsourcing so many jobs makes us think twice about what globalization really is. As some people think of globalization as Americanization, others see globalization as a threat to the economy. But Globalization doesn’t only affect the West, it affects the U.S. as it does other countries. Which is why Globalization is not Americanization but a threat to each countries economy. Globalization increases job inequality not only around the world but also within America. There is labor instability between the various economic classes in the United States.

            In order to prove this, I will use Thomas Friedman’s book, “The World is Flat”. In the first section of this paper explain and inform how globalization has grown rapidly through out the years, thus resulting in the inequality of unemployment. Afterwards I will show the forces of globalization on America and the rest of the world. Finally I will describe how the forces of globalization effected the economy, politics, environment and culture showing that globalization is not Americanization, and that America is affected by it as much as the rest of the world.