Globalization Benefits Rich Nations More Then Poor Nations

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Globalization, an important characteristic within the contemporary economic environment, has resulted in significant changes to individual nations in terms of economic development strategies undertaken by national governments. The term globalization refers to the integration of local and international economies into a globally unified political economic and cultural order, and is not a singular phenomenon, but a term to describe the forces that transform an economy into one characterized by the embracement of the freer movement of trade, investment, labor and capital. The drive for globalization has resulted in greater economic growth globally, through the opening up of barriers to international trade, yet this increase in world output is often associated with detrimental effects in relation to the stability of a national economy, being susceptible to the ups and downs of the international business cycle and also both positive and negative effects on the standards of living or quality of life with in a nation.

It is often difficult to categories an economy as being globalized, yet there are several key indicator that suggest economic management decisions undertaken by the govt have come as a result of globalization. The main evidence to suggest the globalization of nations has been the growth in global markets, changes in global consumption patterns, the establishment of intergovernmental agreements as well as the rise of transnational corporations. Globalization has been essentially driven by the breaking down of economic barriers between nations over recent decades that have resulted in greater worldwide economic growth. This economic liberalization has been spurred on by the global trend towards the deregulation of nati...

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...enal growth rates of close to 9%. The income divide globally, as a result would tend to widen, as richer nations become richer at a faster rate than poor nations. However, a limiting factor towards continuing accelerated growth with in high income nations continues to be the maintenance of an economy’s external stability, in particular preventing the blow outs of net foreign debt and equity over the business cycle, which might affect the international confidence in the management of the particular economy. Therefore globalization on the whole has come as a benefit throughout the world, yet these benefits are still heavily weighed towards the already rich nations, while the developing economies struggle to maintain growth on par with the higher income nations, resulting in the evident contrast in quality of life between there “classes” of nations in the global economy.

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