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Definition of Globalization

Posted by Warren Peterson on April 10, 2009

This explanation of globalization has probably been around the Net in various forms before but it is worth repeating. In these confusing times simple definitions can add clarity.

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana’s death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines. This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates’ technology, and you’re probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, shipped on a Greek freighter crewed by Philippians, hijacked by Somali pirates, sold to Sicilian Mafiosa, smuggled into Central American by Columbian drug lords and trucked to you by Mexican illegals…. That, my friends, is Globalization.

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