Saturday, December 12, 2015

"he had spoken the parable against them" - Globalization of Economy with Global Warming/Terror


Globalization of Economy with Global Warming/Terror

The  globalization of economy does not regard differences in culture, traditions, history, and religions of different nations as important.

It has spread even to Russia, China, India, and the Islamic nations.  Power of money really covers all over the world.  Wealth produced by business activities connected worldwide is appreciated all over the world.  Indeed, it was expected that the world would turn to one commercial market.  And in the global market, the Anglo-Saxon way of business would prevail, many experts predicted.

However, it looks unlikely that all the nations in the world will be aligned along this global commercialism in order.

First of all, though rich men in the world will share the common view on benefits of the globalization of economy, poor men will not.  And, without poor men, there are no bases for rich men.  This globalization of economy is not intended to make all the people rich.  It rather widens the gap between the rich and the poor in any countries.  For each government to control a nation, it has to respond to demands of its majority, namely poor voters.  And, conditions where poor people are living are different among nations.  So, all the governments cannot take the same policy and stance.  In any countries, some poor people try to be rich or protect their interest by following nationalism.  Accordingly, the globalization of economy does not accelerate unification of all the nations in the world.

The global warming issue is related to this globalization of economy.  Due to globalization of economy, China, India, and the like have seen their industrialization being promoted rapidly.  Rich people in these countries would rather accept lowering economic activities to reduce CO2 emission.  But poor people in these countries, who have political influence, need more economic activities to sustain their living standards.  So, there cannot be a concerted effort by all the nations to cope with the global warming.

The global terror is also related to this globalization of economy.  Muslims who cannot join this mainstream of the global economy would rather find a way of realizing their prosperity by controlling isolated regions by weapons.  Muslims that do not belong to Islamic governments accepted by the West have no way to be rich.  They cannot be part of the global network of globalized economy.  The only way for them to be rich is to control war-torn regions with violence.  In deed, no IS terror can prevail in Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and other Islamic nations that are well linked to the globalized economy network.

So, the globalization of economy that has been accelerated along with development of computers, the Internet, and information technologies since 1990s looks like resulting in more problems than peace in the world.  It is because the globalization of economy is not intended to make all the people in the world rich but make rich people in each country richer.

As long as this globalization of economy continues, we cannot get rid of global problems such as global warming and global terror.

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Mar 12:12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
Mar 12:13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.