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What questions should we ask about globalization?

"Some questions deserve 10 seconds of thought. Others require days or even months. Great questions span centuries of human civilization."
--Jamie McKenzie

Armenian Genocide of 1915: An Overview. From Fibers to Fashion Week. Read Caption The glitz and glamour of New York Fashion Week is a long way from the garment factories of Indonesia or the tanneries of Bangladesh. But as models parade their way through the city this week wearing silk (Yves Saint Laurent), leather (Coach), and wool (Chanel), it’s worth remembering that these clothes have often traveled great distances and been touched by many hands on their journey to the runway. From Scottish weavers working out of their homes to women sewing in large factories in China, a globalized supply chain has become integral to the fashion world (with wildly varying wages and conditions for those who pick the cotton, dye the wool, and tan the leather that will eventually become hot new outfits). Here, in the midst of fashion's biggest week of the year, Foreign Policy brings you a look at some of the people and places that may have helped produce the outfits currently making their way down the runway.

China Photos/Getty Images RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images. Globalization business mbaknol. Globalization I - The Upside: Crash Course World History #41. Animated map shows how religion spread around the world. History vs. Genghis Khan - Alex Gendler. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th, slave merchants brought the vast majority of enslaved Africans to two places: the Caribbean and Brazil.

Of the more than 10 million enslaved Africans to eventually reach the Western Hemisphere, just 388,747—less than 4 percent of the total—came to North America. This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. There are a few trends worth noting. Globalization II - Good or Bad?: Crash Course World History #42. The Wetsuitman. A gale was blowing from the south-west as the elderly architect put on his jacket and rubber boots and went to face the elements.

Down in the bay, four metre high waves crashed against the cliffs and sent sea spray hundreds of metres across the grazing land at Norway’s southernmost tip. The first thing the architect noticed when he approached the sea was a wetsuit. It lay stretched out on the small patch of grass between the cliffs, right outside the reach of the waves. “That might be useful,” the architect thought. It was rare for him or anyone else in the village to take a walk down there. The wetsuit could have been here for a long time. He could smell seaweed and the sea and a faint, sickly scent of something else. The wetsuit was the Triboard brand.

Sherriff Kåre Unnhammer from Farsund police station is an authoritative figure with large serious eyes, a big moustache and gold teeth that gleam when he speaks. “This is a peaceful place,” says Unnhammer. John Welzenbagh knew this. “No. Migrations Map: Where are migrants coming from? Where have migrants left? Population density per country. 7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? International Networks Archive / Map of the Month. Issues in Globalization How Fair Is Fashion. How Nutella Explains the World. Not only is Nutella sold all over the world—250,000 tons of the scrumptious chocolate goo is sold across 75 countries every year—its ingredients are sourced from just about everywhere. It’s hazelnut-flavored globalization in a jar, inspiring the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to use the popular spread as a case study for “global value chains.”

The report reveals just how tightly integrated and small the world has become. Though Ferrero, the company that brought Nutella to market in 1964, is headquartered in Italy, an OECD-produced map illustrates what is a truly international concoction, with factories in Europe, Russia, North America, and South America. While certain stuff is sourced locally, like milk and packaging materials, the main ingredients come all over the place. Every spoonful of Nutella is the result of a vast global enterprise. In the US, the allure of cheap iPhones means sacrificing some manufacturing prowess while undercutting domestic labor. Friedman Globalization. Walled World. » Globalization: A View from Below Zinn Education Project. Our planet is entering the new century with fully 1.3 billion people living on less than one dollar a day. Three billion people, or half the population of the world, live on less than two dollars a day. Yet this same planet is experiencing unprecedented economic growth.

The statistics that describe the accumulation of wealth in the world are mind-boggling. From where we sit, the most staggering statistics of all are those that reflect the polarization of this wealth. In 1960 the richest 20% of the world’s population had 70% of the world’s wealth, today they have 86% of the wealth. In 1960 the poorest 20% of the world’s population had just 2.3% of the wealth of the world. Imagine that the five fingers of your hand represent the world’s population. Behind the crisis of dollars there is a human crisis: among the poor, immeasurable human suffering; among the others, the powerful, the policymakers, a poverty of spirit which has made a religion of the market and its invisible hand. Air Traffic.