The Disempowering and Empowering Nature of Globalization

Globalization disempowers us by making control of events distant and removed and it also empowers us by giving us a global means of expressing ourselves free from our national constraints. Till now globalization has been about corporate profit and expansion. What progressives need to do is to use globalization as a means of linking and networking the people of the world into global associations of common interests and concerns.

While I agree that the “locally grown” movement was a reaction to agricultural globalization, I also believe that this movement is in its infancy and as it matures it will increasingly interact globally with other local groups creating new planet hybrids and fusion cuisines that will enrich both cultures.

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