Globalization : A Real World View Series
Most people approach the debate over globalization in simple, black-and-white terms—either extolling it as the key to a shining future or warning that it will destroy civilization as we know it. But, as this three-part series illustrates, the realities of outsourcing, free trade, and global capital investment are far more complex than that. Filled with commentary from historians, activists, entrepreneurs, and economists—including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz—the series also takes viewers to developing nations around the world, where farmers, merchants, laborers, and those hungry for work face the best and the worst of globalization every day. Each episode presents startling juxtapositions of affluence and poverty, euphoria and anxiety, providing fertile ground for informed, in-depth discussion.