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Where the extremely poor live

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dilaycock's curator insight, May 5, 8:52 PM

This information is taken from the World Bank's 2014 report "Prosperity for All." The report looks at "progress to date in reducing global poverty and discusses some of the challenges of reaching the interim target of reducing global poverty to 9 percent by 2020.... . It also reports on the goal of promoting shared prosperity, with a particular focus on describing various characteristics of the bottom 40 percent."

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:48 PM

This graphic reveals the poorest populations and where they live and even though India and China are economic competitors on the global stage they still have the poorest communities. 

IN poor communities, the human place is changed by using less structurally sound architecture and disregarding cultural presence for functionality though holding true to cultural presence in individual lives.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 11:49 AM

I agree with this article from the Guardian that development should be measured in human rights gains more than economic advancements.  While globalization is taking place and allowing countries to trade and maximize profits, a large percent of people in the world are deprived basic human rights and are entirely forgotten about and not valued.

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Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat

It may seem that we're living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We're not even close, says Pankaj Ghemaw...
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Greece's Diet Crisis | CIR

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Everyone loves Greek food, right?  It's delicious and healthier than some other choices.  But for many cash-strapped Greeks, globalization has introduced processed foods and choices like hamburgers and pizza, which are less expensive.  Now, there is an increasing problem with obesity.  How will they deal with this?  Listen to this latest installment in the "Food for 9 Billion" series.

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Geography of Your Closet!

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Interactive. The Global Closet Calculator aggregates the contents of your own closet by origin to generate a map showing your unique global footprint, and puts you in charge of the global journey your stuff takes to get to you.
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Geography Strikes Back

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To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes Robert D. Kaplan.  Geopolitics, location and globalization can be make more sense when looking at the map.

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Why the Plan to Dig a Canal Across Nicaragua Could Be a Very Bad Idea

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"By the end of this year, digging could begin on a waterway that would stretch roughly 180 miles across Nicaragua to unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans."


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Alec Castagno's curator insight, October 23, 11:50 AM

This article discusses the many problems with building a canal through Nicaragua. While it would have many economic benefits, like boosting Nicaragua's economy and transporting ships too large for the Panama canal, it would seem there are even more downsides. The nature of the deal between China and Nicaragua is unclear and suspicious, and the project could have many negative environmental impacts. This paired with the fact that this idea has failed many times before make the idea of a Nicaraguan canal sound like it would cause more harm than good.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 30, 7:52 PM

China constructing a canal that stretches through Nicaragua would give the country an economic boost that would be helpful to keep it afloat. While building a canal may seem like a great idea on paper, the construction would reap untold consequences on the surrounding lakes and bodies of water, as well as the land in Nicaragua.

Edelin Espino's curator insight, November 17, 1:42 PM

In my opinion this shouldn’t be done because that lake is the source of the Nicaraguan drinking water. For the economy of the country this canal can be a big help as well as for china but if it mean taking away their water supplies then this is not a good idea. But I guess that the world is changing and china with a better route of shipping will be a good thing for our society.  

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Global cities of the future

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Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation. A McKinsey Quarterly Economic Studies article.

 

In the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. That is reason enough to explore this global dataset with over 2,600 metropolitan areas. 


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Starbucks And China's Temples: Burned By The Higher Calling Of Commerce

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Starbucks And China's Temples: Burned By The Higher Calling Of Commerce - Worldcrunch. com.

 

Is globalization crossing the lines of the sanctity of cultural respect when businesses overlap with religion or places with historical significance?  Is this commodification?  Or what's wrong with having a little frappacino while meditating?  

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5 Ideas That Are Changing the World: The Case For Optimism

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From technology to equality, five ways the world is getting better all the time...

 

This article by former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, outlines numerous ways that globalization can improve world, especially in developing regions.  He uses examples from around the world and includes numerous geographic themes. 

 

Technology-Phones mean freedom Health-Healthy communities prosper Economy-Green energy equals good business Equality-Women rule Justice-The fight for the future is now

 

Tags: technology, medical, economic, gender, class, globalization, development, worldwide.   


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Globalization

The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun.

 

Questions to ponder: What are the driving forces behind globalization? What areas are most impacted by globalization?  How does globalization benefit some, and adversely impact others? Why?

 

Tags: Globalization, economic, industry, NGOs, political, scale, unit 6 industry.


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Kyle Toner's comment, September 10, 2012 12:31 PM
Globalization is an overall positive drive. In time globalization needs to mold developing countries who are in need of a better political and economical system
Sheyna Vargas's comment, September 10, 2012 1:16 PM
After watching this video, it is becoming clear that Globalization isn't just one-sided. While making it easier to connect with people all around the world and lowering costs for businesses, it is also causing harm to less developed countries. The question that pops into my head is, "Does the ends justify the means?" One could argue either point.
First, Globalization has made the world a "smaller" place. Not only is it easier to communicate with one another on different sides of the world but it’s also easier and cheaper to transport goods across nations and bodies of water. These are obviously benefits to both the developed countries and lesser developed countries in getting goods in timely fashions and producing jobs in both areas. Globalization also creates competition amongst developing nations to learn or advance in new skills to bring and/or keep jobs in their country/area.
On the other hand, Globalization is also wreaking havoc on cultural diversity around the global with Western music, food, and products becoming more available. Western culture is basically looked upon as the “money making” culture. Globalization, by creating competition is also harming local business in newly developing countries. This drives the prices down for the local businesses and makes them work for less.
Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, May 3, 2013 11:39 AM

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