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Think local, act globally

Are you happy with the globalization? It turned out that not all peoples and nations are ready to process and consequences of globalization are highly influential in the economic, social, cultural and personal life. Where are you currently in the middle of the swift currents of globalization?

"Globalization is a fact of life. The French, my comrade friend, may not like it, but we either have to deal with it or it will engulf us all. The old economic and social model of Europe won't work to deliver prosperity, social justice and jobs in the way it used to. And it's a big challenge, especially, if I may say so, for the country you represent and others on the Continent." Jack Straw.

“Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.”  Jimmy Carter 

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Instead of having a set of policies that are equipping people for the globalization of the economy, we have policies that are accelerating the most destructive trends of the global economy. Barack Obama

Globalization has altered the dynamics in the White House, as well as between the White House and the Treasury.  George W Bush

The system of corporate life is a new power for which our language contains no name. We have no word to express government by moneyed corporations. -Charles Francis Adams

Globalization is a fact of economic life. Carlos Salinas de Gortari

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.  John J Sweeney 

Contrary to the received wisdom, global markets are not unregulated. They are regulated to produce inequality.  Kevin Watkins

Capitalism is a thug's economy, a heartless economy, a base and vile and largely boring economy. It is the antithesis of human fulfillment and development. It mocks equity and justice. It enshrines greed... Capitalism sucks. Does anyone seriously want to contest that? - Michael Albert
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"The United States in particular and the West in general should be feeling a little embarrassed about all that lecturing we did to the Third World." Paul R. Krugman

Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes. Ulrich Beck

"The current account deficit is entirely sustainable and a natural consequence of globalization. In terms of fundamentals, there are no reasons why the dollar shouldn't be doing well." Richard Cooper.

Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support.  Paul A Samuelson

"Does it really make sense to operate on all continents?" Keiji Tachikawa

"Globalization was a deep trend pushed by technology and right ideas, as much as anything else." Jeffery Sach

Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and they lead to lower prices on many goods. Robert Reich

“Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.” - Kofi Annan

Remember: Think local, act globally. Are you ready?