Thoughts on globalisation (written October 2005)

Globalization – Who wins, and who loses?

“Globalization”, in particular the increase in trade across the globe, is not a new occurrence.  It has been occurring over several centuries already, beginning with the trading of key natural resources and continuing into the last century with international trade (export/import) of, mostly, finished goods.

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In the last decade Globalization has become ever more prominent driven by the growth in the role of emerging markets such as China, India, and Latin America, and the trend for producers to source different parts, not just whole finished goods, from different locations depending on their cost competitiveness. These changes have been created by improved technology and focus on reducing trade barriers. Globalization has also become a source of much media attention and raises emotional arguments due to its fundamental impact on the daily lives of people across the globe.

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Does the TW in TWitter stand for Two Wheels?

July 4-26, 2009

July 4-26, 2009

Tour de France (cycling) is perhaps the first sporting event ever where fans can receive personal updates during the race (or at least in between stages) from the competitors.  Many of the riders are tweeting, as well as some former Tour de France riders, and other current and former cycling professionals with views on the race.

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