Quotes and Sayings about Globalization



"We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: People, Values, Benefits, Globalization, Needs, World)

"We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Nature, Time, Globalization, Internet, Support)

"Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Concern, Eyes, First, Future, Globalization, Open, Present, Will)

"We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Culture, Globalization)

"The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Negative, Culture, Globalization)

"Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Power, Diplomacy, End, Globalization, states)

"People now realize that globalization is not only for the multi-nationals and the circulation of money."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Money, People, Globalization, Now)

"Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Computers, People, Globalization, Internet, Talking, World)

"If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Benefits, Day, Globalization, Living)

"Russia should support globalization. The Internet can develop in Russia in a very speedy way."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Globalization, Internet, Russia, Support)

"In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Change, Women, Girls, Globalization, March)

"Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Globalization, Labor, Result)

"Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in space and time to be relevant to our modern societies, just think about the risks... of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide economic interdependence."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Time, Globalization, Islands, Space)

"I am not someone who believes we should build a fence around our country but I do believe there ought to be some fairness with respect to the rules of this globalization."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Country, Globalization, Respect, Rules)

"Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Benefits, Causes, Creation, Globalization, Job, Manufacturing, Productivity, Unemployment)

"Globalization is a fact of economic life."
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(Related: Life, Fact, Globalization)

"The globalization of the capital market is actually part of economic globalization. This will create a change in the entire world economy, not just restricted to some fields in some countries."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Change, Countries, Economy, Globalization, Will, World)

"This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Country, Economy, Globalization, Meaning)

"The 20th Century was the century of Aviation and the century of Globalization. The next century will be the century of Space."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Aviation, Globalization, Space, Will)

"The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations."
- William Greider
(Related: Globalization)

"The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector."
- William Greider
(Related: American, Globalization, Self, Washington)

"Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault."
- Arlo Guthrie
(Related: America, Fault, Globalization, Greed)

"It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Time, Nature, People, Globalization, Law)

"So is it always nationalist to resist US globalization? The US thinks it is, and wants you to agree; and, moreover, to consider US interests as being universal ones."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Being, Globalization)

"If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor force behind the destructive forms of globalization, then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or transform this particular mode of exploitation that one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Capitalism, Exploitation, Force, Globalization, Reality)

"For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, aren't we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US?"
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Power, Globalization, Influence, Military, Talk)

"The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Food, Music, Heart, American, Clothes, Culture, Globalization, Popular, Television, World)

"NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy - globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Technology, Economy, Future, Globalization, Job, Jobs, Productivity, Reality, Today, Wage)

"We must create a kind of globalization that works for everyone... and not just for a few."
- Nestor Kirchner
(Related: Globalization)

"There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization and the power structures of major corporations."
- David Korten
(Related: Power, Awareness, Corporations, Globalization, Years)

"But in the past, US companies have been able to increase their profits through downsizing in the US, through colonizing other people's resources, and through the increase of globalization."
- David Korten
(Related: People, Globalization, Past)

"In the US, most progressives start to see the differences between internationalism and economic globalization."
- David Korten
(Related: Globalization)

"Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: Education, Globalization, Will)

"Today, the forces of competition, technology, and globalization have converged to spur innovation and to transform the way business is done in the securities industry."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Business, Technology, Competition, Globalization, Innovation, Today)

"Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: American, Debate, Globalization, Jobs)

"Under the process of ongoing globalization, advantages are, in the main, created for a minority of countries and development centres as well as powerful transnational companies."
- Tran Duc Luong
(Related: Development, Countries, Globalization, Minority)

"Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Benefits, Globalization, Income, Reform, Trade, Workers)

"The war on terrorism has made national security a legitimate concern, and a rising deficit, changes brought on by globalization and even the price of oil have thrown the nation's economic health into question."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Health, War, Concern, Globalization, Nation, National security, Oil, Question, Terrorism)

"Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Economy, Fact, Globalization, Saying, World)

"If the constitutional treaty is rejected it will be back to square one, just at a time when we want Europe to be a more effective force for good in the world, when we need to buttress ourselves against the pressures and insecurities of globalization."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Time, Europe, Force, Globalization, Want, Will, World)

"We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Strength, Globalization, Unity)

"Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation."
- Fatos Nano
(Related: Globalization, Nation, states, Today)

"In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television, everyone all over the world realizes that high energy usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth."
- John Olver
(Related: Age, Time, Wealth, Energy, Globalization, Living, Media, Television, World)

"Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and they lead to lower prices on many goods."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Growth, Globalization, Trade)

"Globalization was a deep trend pushed by technology and right ideas, as much as anything else."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Technology, Ideas, Deep, Globalization, Right)

"Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Growth, Benefits, Globalization, Support)

"We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of."
- Gerhard Schroeder
(Related: People, Care, Globalization)

"People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning."
- Clare Short
(Related: People, Being, Globalization, Sun)

"It's trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it's wrong to think this means there is some kind of uniform world culture."
- Norman Spinrad
(Related: Age, Culture, Globalization, World, Wrong)

"Contagion has become very much a phenomenon, and it's a phenomenon of globalization."
- Lawrence Summers
(Related: Globalization)

"In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Fear, Globalization, Leaders, Support, Will)

"For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Success, Work, People, Opportunity, America, Class, Economy, Globalization, Measure, Middle class)

"The speed of light does not merely transform the world. It becomes the world. Globalization is the speed of light."
- Paul Virilio
(Related: Globalization, Light, World)

"Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Ideas, Company, Globalization, World)