Jimmy Carter Globalization Quote Analysis

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"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’s quote on globalization highlights its effect on both the majority and minority. The quote talks about how the often stated positive aspects of globalization only affects a small proportion of the world; only one-third. Despite the fact that the quote is probably outdated since Jimmy Carter stepped down from presidency in 1981, it still holds very true in our own world. Carter says that globalization is usually defined as a good thing by “rich people” who have access to things like “cellphones” and “Internet”, in the modern world only 33.34% have internet access. Basically, the problems of the majority of the world’s population is being marginalized and not being taken seriously. In our world, technological globalization is yet to truly globalize due to many reasons including poverty and lack of education. Globalization is described as the world becoming more interconnected but it seems that the world is actually drifting further apart in terms of wealth. The path that globalization takes is usually determined by the influential and wealth who are disconnected from the true state of the world. Due to this, globalization so far has mainly made the rich richer and the poor poorer. Technology companies need to begin creating products that can be afforded by the world’s majority and not only targeting young people in Europe and North America. Popular phones, such as the iPhone 5 and Blackberry Z10, can cost almost $900. In a world where 50% of its people live under $2.50 a day, $900 is something most people cannot even imagine. The issue of limited internet access can also be blamed on dictatorship governments…...

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