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My Experience with Globalization

From the moment I wake up in the morning to the second I fall asleep at night, globalization is featured.  For one, I carry my iPhone around all day.  iPhones are global in the sense that they are assembled with parts made by companies from all around the world.  For example, according to lifewire.com, the audio chips are manufactured by the company Cirrus Logic.  Cirrus Logic itself has locations in the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.  Another aspect of globalization that is featured everyday in my life relates to food.  Everyday I eat food that originated from another part of the world.  For example, today I had rice with my chicken for lunch.  Rice originated in Asia and globalization is the reason why I was able to have it today.

 

Without globalization, I would not be where I am today.  I’m not completely certain on some aspects of my ancestry, but I do know at some point during the early 1900s my great-great-grandparents migrated here.  During this time of migration, the flow of people, or labor, was very close to being totally friction-less.  Now, given the current state of national security, I’m not sure my family would be able to come here.  So I have globalization to thank for being here.

 

Overall, I believe globalization has been good for the US because it has made products more affordable.  I’ve already mentioned that I have an iPhone, and according to statista.com, over 90 million other Americans do too.  If iPhones were to be made in the US, they would cost a $2000 according to an article on businessinsider.com.  Given this is more than double the current price, I don’t think as many Americans would be able to have one.  Smartphones make life easier, and we can have smartphone thanks to globalization.

-Michael Logan

 

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