Friday, 11 November 2016

Globalised Kitty Expressions

Kitty seems to have three expressions:
  • I hate you,
  • I really hate you, and
  • Please feed me.

The Trump win and Brexit are being interpreted by some as a reaction against globalisation by those who feel dispossessed by it.

Globalisation is the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale. Part and parcel of this is  increased global trade and looking beyond one's own borders. With it comes jobs.

The irony in the case of the UK is that the Brexit supporters maintain that business that's currently conducted with Europe on an FTA basis will simply be replaced by business with the rest of the world - surprise, surprise, on an FTA basis. So, they're not replacing globalisation, but just swapping partners in that globalisation process.

In the USA they've just taken power from "The Establishment" and handed power to a representative of "Big Business", and Big Business is just as much part of The Establishment as politicians are. Again a paradox,

I don't think it has anything to do with a reaction against globalisation and everything to do with baser instincts.

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