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Globalization Quotes - Speaking

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Globalization - Quotes

 

Read the quotes. Discuss them:

  • Do you like them? Which do you agree with, which not? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were / are they?
  • Which one you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner: is there some typical logic behind some quotes; are some quotes similar?
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?
  • Do you know some good quote about globalization that was not included here? Tell it to your classmates.
  • What kind of quotes about globalization are the most popular or typical?
  • Why are some quotes so contradictory? Could you divide these quotes into the opposing groups? What would these groups be like?

 

The basic problem that we confront is given that the advantages of globalization are so much greater than the deficits, how do we take care of those who are on the wrong side of this process?

Alan Greenspan

 

No two countries that both had McDonald's had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald's.

Thomas Friedman

 

The raw fact is that every successful example of economic development this past century—every case of a poor nation that worked its way up to a more or less decent, or at least dramatically better, standard of living—has taken place via globalization, that is, by producing for the world market rather than trying for self-sufficiency.

Paul R. Krugman

 

Globalisation is good. And anyway pretty much unstoppable. It spreads prosperity and makes us richer culturally.

Javier Solana

 

The United States in particular and the West in general should be feeling a little embarrassed about all that lecturing we did to the Third World.

Paul R. Krugman

 

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

 

These days Paris is a suburb of New York and vice-versa.

Jean-Marie Messier

 

One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart.

Carlos Santana

 

A single decision by the chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell has a greater impact on the health of the planet than all the coffee-ground-composting, organic-cotton-wearing ecofreaks gathering in Washington D.C., for Earth Day festivities this weekend.

Sharon Begley

 

All things start in California and spread to New Jersey, then to London and then throughout Europe.

Stelios Haji-Ioannou

 

When we say that the West has brought us nothing but evil, do we mean that beef is evil, that cabbages are evil that the guisado is evil?

Nick Joaquín

 

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

 

The bigger the world economy, the more powerful its smallest player.

John Naisbitt

 

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

 

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

 

Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault.

Arlo Guthrie

 

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

 

Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe we have underestimated its fragility.

Kofi Annan

 

Globalization is a bottom-up phenomenon with all actions initiated by milions of individuals, the sum total of which is "globalization." No one is in charge, and no one can anticipate what the sum of all the individual initiatives will be before the result manifest. A global economy can only be the result of "spontaneous order.

John Naisbitt

 

I would define globalization as the freedom for my group of companies to invest where it wants when it wants, to produce what it wants, to buy and sell where it wants, and support the fewest restrictions possible coming from labour laws and social conventions.

Percy Barnevik

 

Some people think that big companies can't grow. We use our size as a basis for growth. Globalization is an area where size is an immense advantage.

Jeff Immelt

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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