Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Defining Globalization

Today as we were reading "The World is Flat" in Econ I asked my seniors to define/explain Friedman's levels of globalization in words and in sculpture. Here is what they came up with:

Globalization 1.0 (Top left): The countries of the world came together to make one globe and shrank it from large to medium. 

Globalization 2.0 (Top right): We created America because it was becoming part of the globalizing process, and its companies, along with other European countries' companies integrated to make their economy grow. The companies were able to control economies and expand overseas, working side by side.

Globalization 3:0 (Bottom right): Our sculpture was all the countries stacked on top of each other to resemble the world becoming flat and united. Our rainbow of colors shows all the different countries/ethnicities who will take part in 3.0. Since more countries are taking part in globalization and competing with one another, our world is becoming small and flatter. 

It actually worked out quite nicely that 1.0 and 3.0 made similar sculptures, but that 3.0 was much more flat than 1.0.

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