Best Quotes About Globalization

We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of. -Gerhard Schroder

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

For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class. -John Sweeney

If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you. -Jimmy Carter

People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning. -Clare Short

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. -Kofi Annan

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization. -Kofi Annan

NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy – globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity. -John F. Kerry

I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization. -Byron Dorgan

In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change. -Hillary Clinton

It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people. -Tarja Halonen

Under the process of ongoing globalization, advantages are, in the main, created for a minority of countries and development centres as well as powerful transnational companies. -Tran Duc Luong

Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation. -Larry Elder

Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation. -Fatos Nano

Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in space and time to be relevant to our modern societies, just think about the risks… of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide economic interdependence. -Jared Diamond

Today, the forces of competition, technology, and globalization have converged to spur innovation and to transform the way business is done in the securities industry. -Arthur Levitt

If the constitutional treaty is rejected it will be back to square one, just at a time when we want Europe to be a more effective force for good in the world, when we need to buttress ourselves against the pressures and insecurities of globalization. -Peter Mandelson

We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization. -Peter Mandelson

Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable. -Peter Mandelson

The war on terrorism has made national security a legitimate concern, and a rising deficit, changes brought on by globalization and even the price of oil have thrown the nation's economic health into question. -Roger Mahony

This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others. -Richard Grasso

The globalization of the capital market is actually part of economic globalization. This will create a change in the entire world economy, not just restricted to some fields in some countries. -Richard Grasso

But in the past, US companies have been able to increase their profits through downsizing in the US, through colonizing other people's resources, and through the increase of globalization. -David Korten

In the US, most progressives start to see the differences between internationalism and economic globalization. -David Korten

There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization and the power structures of major corporations. -David Korten

The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations. -William Greider

The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector. -William Greider

People now realize that globalization is not only for the multi-nationals and the circulation of money. -Lakhdar Brahimi

Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts. -Stephen F. Lynch

It's trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it's wrong to think this means there is some kind of uniform world culture. -Norman Spinrad

Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization. -Dan Lipinski

The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture. -Peter L. Berger

We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization. -Peter L. Berger

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 standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization. -Fredric Jameson

So is it always nationalist to resist US globalization? The US thinks it is, and wants you to agree; and, moreover, to consider US interests as being universal ones. -Fredric Jameson

If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West. -Fredric Jameson

For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, aren't we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US? -Fredric Jameson

In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television, everyone all over the world realizes that high energy usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth. -John Olver

Russia should support globalization. The Internet can develop in Russia in a very speedy way. -Anatoly Chubais

Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital. -Angela Davis

Contagion has become very much a phenomenon, and it's a phenomenon of globalization. -Lawrence Summers

Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault. -Arlo Guthrie

Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization. -John Agyekum Kufuor

We must create a kind of globalization that works for everyone… and not just for a few. -Nestor Kirchner

Globalization and the neoliberal economic model have already been rejected in Latin America; it simply hasn't been a solution for our people. At the same time, Latin countries like Venezuela and Argentina are anti-imperialist and anti-globalization, and yet their economies are growing again. -Evo Morales

I think that fashion has become such a big business and with globalization we are on new territory at this point. We are not just designing for a country we are designing for a world now. -Anna Sui

We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny. -Oscar de la Renta

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom. -Nelson Mandela

A strategy is something like, an innovative new product; globalization, taking your products around the world; be the low-cost producer. A strategy is something you can touch; you can motivate people with; be number one and number two in every business. You can energize people around the message. -Jack Welch

I like globalization; I want to say it works, but it is hard to say that when six hundred million people are slipping backwards. -Paul Wolfowitz

Imperialism or globalization – I don't have to care what it's called to hate it. -Bill Ayers

I don't think massification and globalization and all those other 'izations' are necessarily hostile to regionalism. -John Shelton Reed

I've been a critic of the antiglobalization movement, and they've been a critic of me, but the one thing I respect about the movement is their authentic energy. These are not people who don't care about the world. -Thomas Friedman

As economic globalization gathers momentum, China and the United States have become highly interdependent economically. Such economic relations would not enjoy sustained, rapid growth if they were not based on mutual benefit or if they failed to deliver great benefits to the United States. -Xi Jinping

We talk about globalization today as if it's some great big new thing, that we've all just discovered. But there's really nothing new about it. -Jacqueline Winspear

The current global landscape is quite different from the not-too-distant past. The process of globalization has intensified, and the world is moving towards new forms of governance. -Michelle Bachelet

As all Americans head forward into the new reality globalization has created, they want leaders who will level with them and help level the playing field. -John B. Larson

The Industrial Revolution caused a centuries-long shift in power to the West; globalization is now shifting the balance again. -Dennis C. Blair

I give lectures on globalization. I have lived on three continents. I have no quarrel with a global consciousness. -Os Guinness

Diversification and globalization are the keys to the future. -Fujio Mitarai

One of the good things about globalization is it has created a single international music community, and I feel very much part of it. -The Edge

Talking about 'stopping globalization' is unrealistic – and probably not what anti-globalization protesters actually want. -Ethan Zuckerman

The benefits and consequences of globalization have a great deal to do with whether we're intelligent and thoughtful about how we approach globalization, or whether we're blindly accepting… or blindly resistant. -Ethan Zuckerman

Information technology has been one of the leading drivers of globalization, and it may also become one of its major victims. -Evgeny Morozov

Masterpieces of art possess immense potential to advance a worldview that could help assuage the societal terrors posed by globalization, the most thoroughgoing socioeconomic upheaval since the Industrial Revolution, which has set off a pandemic of retrogressive nationalism, regional separatism, and religious extremism. -Martin Filler

Ironically, xenophobic nationalists are utilizing the benefits of globalization. -Maajid Nawaz

The features of globalization have huge consequences on pandemics. It just connects us so much more closely… And as a consequence, every one of these viruses that passes from animals to humans has the capacity to infect all of us. -Nathan Wolfe

The globalization that has swept away the barriers to the movement of goods, ideas and people has also swept with it barriers that confined and localized security threats. -Mohamed ElBaradei

I stated that I'm a libertarian Republican, which means I believe in a series of issues, such as smaller government, constraint on budget deficits, free markets, globalization, and a whole series of other things, including welfare reform. -Alan Greenspan

Public protests against globalization – protests that occur by and large in the prosperous West – denounce free trade and the mobility of capital as instruments of exploitation and oppression. -Thomas Woods

I see three forces militating in favor of growing inequality: increasing measurement of worker value added, automation through smart software, and globalization. -Tyler Cowen

During the boom years of the 1990s, globalization emerged as the most significant development in our national life. With NAFTA and the Internet and big-box stores selling cheap goods from China, the line between national and international began to blur. -Noah Feldman

I really believe in a globalist agenda, but globalization isn't just allowing companies to trade freely all over the world. It's about what types of rights and responsibilities come with that. -Noreena Hertz

I love English, though I now call it 'Anglo- American' because we no longer speak British English due to globalization and America's economic power. -Maurice Druon

Whatever it is that leads human beings to hate, to destroy, and to kill has taken on a collective force like never before, as technology and globalization now give it the capacity to not just strike, but to strike us all, together, as one. -Marianne Williamson

I was really educating myself on the environment, but I didn't realize it was so connected to politics, connected to globalization. -Stuart Townsend

Once Europe's colonial empires were sent into deep decline, thanks to World War II, America became globalization's primary replicating force, integrating Asia into its low-end production networks across the second half of the twentieth century – just like Europe had integrated the U.S. before. -Thomas P.M. Barnett

An Obama administration truly looking to break with the molds of the past would stop treating Africa as an obligation and start treating it as globalization's next great opportunity, understanding that Chinese – along with Indians and Arab sovereign wealth funds – are natural partners in this process. -Thomas P.M. Barnett

The merger of globalization and the I.T. revolution means new products are being phased in and out so fast that companies cannot afford to wait until the end of the year to figure out whether a team leader is doing a good job. -Thomas Friedman

Transnational terrorism, in the form of the Salafi Jihadist movement, is fundamentally a function of globalization. -Thomas P.M. Barnett

I just started taking Mandarin classes. I love the idea of globalization: of being able to work in different countries. -Sandrine Holt

We have benefited greatly from the globalization of the economy in the last 30 years. -Phil Gramm

The bottom line is there are lots of problems that were not created by government. The biggest one is loss of middle class incomes, loss of good-paying jobs which was created by technology and globalization. Above all, when you can move a job to China or India, it reduces wages. -Chuck Schumer

The 1 to 2 billion poorest in the world, who don't have food for the day, suffer from the worst disease: globalization deficiency. The way globalization is occurring could be much better, but the worst thing is not being part of it. For those people, we need to support good civil societies and governments. -Hans Rosling

Since entering the new century, China and Africa have seized the historic opportunities presented by the deepening of globalization, worked together and helped each other to achieve a win-win outcome. -Li Keqiang

The truth is that the free movement of goods, people, and money that developed under British hegemony between 1870 and 1913 – the first episode of globalization – was made possible, in large part, by military might rather than market forces. -Ha-Joon Chang

The world is getting more connected through technology and travel. Cuisines are evolving. Some people are scared of globalization, but I think people will always take pride in cultural heritage. -John Mackey

I think there is an enormous sea change happening in the global workforce. It has a lot to do with globalization. I think that people used to have a hope for a career or meaningful employment, and its been reduced to internships, part-time work or just grossly underpaid work. -Dan Gilroy

No economy can succeed without a high-quality workforce, particularly in an age of globalization and technical change. -Ben Bernanke

The audience for comics has shifted dramatically. And the boundaries between books and fine arts have blurred. Maybe it's the globalization of fine art through the Internet – it's easy for certain groups to coalesce around a certain kind of work or medium. -Shaun Tan

Of all the thankless jobs that economists set for themselves when it comes to educating people about economics, the notion that society is better off if some industries are allowed to wither, their workers lose their jobs, and investors lose their capital – all in the name of the greater glory of globalization – surely ranks near the top. -Edward C. Prescott

With the globalization, it's difficult for governments to impose decisions on private companies. -Ehud Barak

The base of the party, the middle-aged white working class, has suffered at least as much as any demographic group because of globalization, low-wage immigrant labor, and free trade. Trump sensed the rage that flared from this pain and made it the fuel of his campaign. -George Packer

There is going to be globalization, but we need to do it under terms – under rules that work as rules work for our domestic economy on the dynamic of capitalism. You need to do trade in the same way. -Sherrod Brown

People have looked at all sorts of effects of globalization and blamed trade. But it's lots of things. -Suzan DelBene

The United States faces structural employment problems because of the long-term effects of globalization and technology. This was only exacerbated by the Great Recession. -John Delaney

When he emerged Lou Dobbs the populist, he was so hard to peg. A mishmash of contradictions: anti-outsourcing, anti-globalization, pro-international-trade, pro-free-enterprise, anti-corporatism, pro-choice, pro-Second Amendment, pro-gay-marriage, pro-gays-serving-openly-in-the-military, pro-military, anti-war-in-Iraq-and-Afghanistan. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

It is an intellectual and moral vacuity that has crippled what the World Social Forum's founders sincerely hoped would produce some sort of democratic alternative to what they saw as the heartless corporate model of globalization. -Terry Glavin

What is happening with automation and globalization, that's not going away. -Campbell Brown

The convergence of digital trends, along with the rise of China and globalization, has upended the rules for almost every business in every corner of the globe. -Steve Blank

The American multinational companies made millions and millions of dollars from globalization. -Jack Ma

We should keep on going along the path of globalization. Globalization is good… when trade stops, war comes. -Jack Ma

I think globalization is a great thing. And now a lot of people complain about globalization; a lot of people don't like, you know, the globalize of the concept, the idea of the results. I think the globalization is a great idea and to create a lot of jobs. -Jack Ma

We are in a world where globalization, which is an ideology, has forgotten and put aside the people, the people's interests, aspirations, and dreams. -Marine Le Pen

The people are rejecting so-called free trade and globalization that the elites presented as a positive thing. -Marine Le Pen

Past leaders chose deregulated globalization. They said it would be happy; it turned out to be atrocious. -Marine Le Pen

This globalization is lifting up hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. The Left needs to see that. -Chrystia Freeland

When I was a kid in junior high, I had an assignment to discuss how to rescue poor people in India. I remember my teacher at the time considered it an impossible problem. Now, we're not talking that way anymore. We're sure not talking about that for China. They're rescuing themselves thanks to globalization. -Chrystia Freeland

I think Obama and the economists around him have a very sophisticated understanding of both globalization and the technology revolution and the impact they're having on the world economy and they way they're creating these winner-take-all spirals. -Chrystia Freeland

Thanks to globalization and the technology revolution, the nature of work, the distribution of the rewards from that work, and maybe even the economic cycle itself are being transformed. -Chrystia Freeland

There's a natural antipathy on the part of the voters to a continuation of globalization as we know it. It's simply a code word today for bad trade deals that disadvantage the American people. -Peter Navarro

We need a memorial day to commemorate the victims of neoliberal globalization. -Paul Craig Roberts

I think I'm a critic of corporate power, whether locally or globally. And the term 'globalization' I've never found all that helpful. -Naomi Klein

With the growth of both urbanization and globalization, consumers are becoming increasingly disconnected from their food. -Denise Morrison

Withdrawing support from globalization is taking us in the wrong direction. -Justin Trudeau

We are aware that globalization doesn't mean global friendship but global competition and, therefore, conflict. That doesn't mean we will all destroy each other, but it is no happy global village, either. -Rene Girard

China-led globalization in some ways worries me because they are not concerned about human rights, labor rights. They probably aren't even really concerned about competitive marketplaces. So in some ways, they're like Mr. Trump. -Joseph Stiglitz

It isn't inevitable that we have a globalization which is used by the corporations not to pay taxes. It is not inevitable that we have a form of globalization in which corporations use the threat of moving jobs abroad to lower wages. None of this is inevitable. -Joseph Stiglitz

We could have managed globalization in ways that ordinary citizens would have benefited rather than just the corporations. Trade is beneficial. There are gains to be had from taking advantage of comparative advantage and specialization. That's true, if you manage globalization right. -Joseph Stiglitz

President Trump sees the world in transactional and zero-sum terms – if something is good for China, it must be bad for the U.S. By contrast, economists see the world in much more nuanced ways: if globalization is well-managed, it can be a positive-sum game, where both the U.S. and China gain; if it is badly managed, it can be negative-sum. -Joseph Stiglitz

China, with its large emerging middle class, is among the big beneficiaries of globalization. -Joseph Stiglitz

China will continue to adopt multiple measures to advance the reform and opening up of its financial sector so that its financial market can better adapt to financial modernization and globalization. -Xi Jinping

Despite its challenges, globalization has led to one of the most peaceful and productive times in world history. -Mike Quigley

I would think the correlation between an era of increased globalization and an increased desire to participate in an entrepreneurial endeavor is not a coincidence. When interconnectedness is at a peak due to technological advances, the ability to spawn something new is slightly easier. -Vivek Ramaswamy

Business has to stand up on behalf of its employees, on behalf of immigration, on behalf of its customers, and on behalf of supply chain-cum-globalization. -Richard Edelman

Trade and globalization are here to stay. -Danny K. Davis

The benefits of globalization do not trickle down automatically. It takes politics to make sure that there is a benefit. -Margrethe Vestager

The fact is that during the post-1989 heyday of globalization optimism, political and business elites did not think enough about the prospect – plainly predicted in economic theory – that trade would harm some people even while leaving society as a whole better off. The result was overpromised benefits and inadequate adjustment plans. -Arancha Gonzalez

Market-led globalization is leading to a race to the bottom, where efficiency and profit matter more than a fair share for working people. -Sharan Burrow

While globalization will make the world smaller and more accessible, we must continue to appreciate its vibrant diversity. -Jean-Philippe Courtois

Although globalization and technological change have disrupted traditional work arrangements, both processes have the potential to benefit everyone. The fact that they have not suggests that the wealthy have captured the benefits for themselves. -Angus Deaton

The first thing we need to understand when we think about globalization is that it has benefited an enormous number of people who are not part of the global elite. -Angus Deaton

Policies aimed at reversing globalization will lead only to a decrease in real income as goods become more expensive. -Angus Deaton

The call to rein in globalization reflects a belief that it has eliminated jobs in the West, sending them East and South. But the biggest threat to traditional jobs is not Chinese or Mexican; it is a robot. -Angus Deaton

It is true that globalization has fueled greater income inequality. But much of this increase should be welcomed, not condemned. There is nothing inherently bad about inequality. Whether it is bad depends on how it comes about and what it does. -Angus Deaton

The globalization that has rescued so many in poor countries has harmed some people in rich countries, as factories and jobs migrated to where labor is cheaper. -Angus Deaton

Like many in academia and in the development industry, I am among globalization's greatest beneficiaries – those who are able to sell our services in markets that are larger and richer than our parents could have dreamed of. -Angus Deaton

Globalization obviously has the potential to be good. That doesn't mean it's good for everybody. There's a very large number of people in India and China who benefited directly from globalization, but it doesn't mean everybody in America benefits from globalization. -Angus Deaton

It's not going to be technology. It's not going to be globalization. It's going to be policy decisions and policy settings that will form the future of work. -Guy Ryder

The profound lack of economic opportunity for those left behind by globalization has created an ever-widening gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots.' -Punit Renjen

I want people to see the fact that we've lost millions of manufacturing jobs to outsourcing and globalization. Sometimes images can convey that better. -Seph Lawless

Automation has emerged as a bigger threat to American jobs than globalization or immigration combined. -Oren Etzioni

In an era of ever-increasing globalization, what it takes to become and remain a science superpower has fundamentally changed. -Priyamvada Natarajan

It is easy to underestimate in advance the impact of globalization and automation – I have done it myself. -Moshe Vardi

People at the very top of the income scale also benefited from globalization and automation. But the income of working- and middle-class people in the developed world has stagnated. -Moshe Vardi

Yes, we believe in globalization and trade, but we also believe in you being able to benefit from that more. For too long, we progressives have seemed like part of the system. We need to start thinking about whether or not it's delivering for us now. -Jacinda Ardern

It's true that globalization, with all its fantastic improvements in the world and the technological progress linked to it, has increased inequality at country level, especially inside countries. And there are people that were left behind – people, sectors, regions – that has created a sense of frustration in the rust belts of the world. -Antonio Guterres

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