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    Default Globalization has created a World of serfdom

    A world where a great chunk of people travels to other countries to work and send money to their native countries to artificially keep their families afloat. Thanks a lot America! This is why immigrants come to America. NOT BECAUSE THEY CAN VOTE OR CRITICIZE THE GOVERNMENT!


    Globally, remittances -- the cash that immigrants send home -- totaled nearly $276 billion in 2006, the World Bank says. Remittances have more than doubled since 2000, and with globalization increasing the numbers of people on the move, there's no end in sight.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/worl...=1&oref=slogin

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    Moldavia is a free country. Why are they all leaving all this freedom behind?

    In the former Soviet republic of Moldova, globalization has unleashed a troubling exodus.

    More than 600,000 of its 4 million citizens are believed to be working abroad, and since Jan. 1, 900,000 have applied for citizenship in neighboring Romania. Though emigrants sent back $920 million in 2006, more than the entire national budget, the trend has some officials wondering how much of a country will be left to govern.

    ''If we don't create conditions for higher wages and new jobs, people will just continue to emigrate,'' said Sergiu Sainciuc, Moldova's deputy economy minister.

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    Default Re: Globalization has created a World of serfdom

    globalisation = the idea that goods and services, including the manufacturing thereof, should move freely across borders

    nativism = the idea that people should not move across borders, even if goods and services do.

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    I think restrictions are necessary. The iron wall and so on has some merit. People should live in general where they were born, not live in another country and send money back home.

    A doctor working as a nurse in another country. An engineer working as a technician in another country are all intellectual property crimes.

    What angers me the most though is that a country like America screams that the World is becoming free without communism but this article states people would starve without their relatives's money from abroad. Some freedom huh when the economies can't even feed its people.

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    I think restrictions are necessary.

    On people, but not on goods and services presumably. We can learn to hate people. It's harder to hate things.

    The iron wall and so on has some merit. People should live in general where they were born, not live in another country and send money back home.

    Maybe the Berlin Wall wasn't such a bad idea, eh? A lot of people are advocating that we build something similiar here now, 20 years after Mr. Gorbechov was told by Mr. Reagan: "Tear down that wall".

    If I haven't made it clear, we can't have it both ways. We can't have globalisation without the movement of people.

    A doctor working as a nurse in another country. An engineer working as a technician in another country are all intellectual property crimes.

    No, they aren't, unless you want to start a new defintion for intellectual property.

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    Globalization will eventually destroy both, native countries of migrant workers by draining brain power and the countries where they work by depressing wages. I give it another 5-10 years. We will be back to poor peasants and 1% of nobility.

    Nobility will have new tidy titles like "The King of oil", "The King of real Estate" or "The King of stocks".

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    This in no way is Americas fault. We dont see people flocking to China because of its economy and why not because they do not tolerate illegal immigration as well as we do.

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    Default Re: Globalization has created a World of serfdom

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Globalization will eventually destroy both, native countries of migrant workers by draining brain power and the countries where they work by depressing wages. I give it another 5-10 years. We will be back to poor peasants and 1% of nobility.

    Nobility will have new tidy titles like "The King of oil", "The King of real Estate" or "The King of stocks".
    And the kings will argue that they know what's best for us--that without their kingliness, we could not get oil so cheap.

    And the serfs, conditioned to think serf-like thoughts, will dream of owning a new pickup, while hating anyone who doesn't look like them. But they will never question the wisdom of the kings.
    Last edited by matclone; 08-18-2007 at 05:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I think restrictions are necessary. The iron wall and so on has some merit. People should live in general where they were born, not live in another country and send money back home.

    A doctor working as a nurse in another country. An engineer working as a technician in another country are all intellectual property crimes.

    What angers me the most though is that a country like America screams that the World is becoming free without communism but this article states people would starve without their relatives's money from abroad. Some freedom huh when the economies can't even feed its people.
    Why can't people just do what they want? What do you have against freedom?

    Often, people move to other locations to work and send money back to relatives because they are pursuing opportunities that are better than what they could have had back home. I recall working with an hispanic gentleman once who told me that when he worked in construction in Mexico that he made enough money in a week to buy a pair of pants, nothing more. He took a less-skilled job in the US, but made much more than he did in Mexico. Quite often, he sent money back to family in Mexico.

    I think that's great!! He was fulfilling a need here and he was supporting a family at home. Now, he is better off, his family is better off, the empoyer was better off, the local economy benefitted from an extra worker with money to spend, state and federal governments had another person on the tax rolls, and thel ocal economy back in Mexico benefitted, because some of its residents had more money to spend. Benefits were enjoyed all around.

    Still, let these people do what they want. Just like we don't tell you what to do, we shouldn't tell them what to do, either. Sometimes, what they're doing just might have benefits for the rest of us.

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