Globalization Quotes

What we do in our group is the opposite of the bad effects of globalization. We produce in Italy and in France and we sell to China, when usually it's the opposite.-Bernard Arnault

 

China has really succeeded because of its stability. So my feeling is, how are they going to maintain this fantastic stability in a very fast changing economic situation. I think this is a challenge we face, how the global region will evolve in stability with such a fast growth. If they succeed to do that, no doubt, in the next generation it will be the major area of the world, economically.-Bernard Arnault

 

For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with (Fidel) Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure.. one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.-David Rockefeller

 

Populists and isolationists ignore the tangible benefits that have resulted from our active international role during the past half-century.-David Rockefeller

 

Globalization has gone wrong, as it has no rules. Multinationals are almost above the law. They are so huge they are bigger than governments.-Dick Smith

 

Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support. Paul Samuelson

 

In an age of globalization, we need to recognize that others' problems are our problems too - and that we do not have all the answers. Clyde Prestowitz

 

Economic globalization and American profligacy have already undermined our economic sovereignty and made us more dependent than we know on those we would dominate. Clyde Prestowitz

 

The attack on American-style globalization may be driven by Luddites and protectionists - but it is fed by a perception of American hypocrisy and the unfairness of the new global regime. Joseph Stiglitz

 

Globalization is this country's gift to history, the most perfectly flawed projection of our nation's ideals onto the global landscape - all are created equal, and all desire life, liberty and a chance to pursue happiness. In short, 'we the people' needs to become 'we the planet'. Thomas P M Barnett

 

If you are totally illiterate and living on $1 a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you. Jimmy Carter

 

In the developing world, far more people are poor because of too little globalization rather than too much. Larry Summers

 

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. Kofi Annan

 

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

 

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

 

Globalization is forcing companies to do things in new ways. Bill Gates

 

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

 

In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.-Hillary Clinton

 

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

 

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.-Kofi Annan

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

People now realize that globalization is not only for the multi-nationals and the circulation of money.-Lakhdar Brahimi

 

Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization.-Dan Lipinski

 

Russia should support globalization. The Internet can develop in Russia in a very speedy way.-Anatoly Chubais

 

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

 

The 20th Century was the century of Aviation and the century of Globalization. The next century will be the century of Space.-Wilson Greatbatch

 

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

 

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

 

The regime of globalization promotes an unfettered marketplace as the dynamic instrument organizing international relations.-William Greider

 

The speed of light does not merely transform the world. It becomes the world. Globalization is the speed of light.-Paul Virilio

 

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