role of mass media in democracy -can only get a voice if you have the money to get on TV issue advocacy: no rules or regualtions without the words "vote for/against" dominating companies on TV: CBS, Disney, GE, etc.
Wk.8 reading: Cultural Imperialism
Galeota - 17yr old SA winner. - rooted in American ethnocentric desire to find foreign markets -globalization forces countries to endure American imperialism via capitalism
LeGrain -British Economist -globalization increases freedoms and gives choices -"you can like foreign things and still be a patriot"
Wk 7 reading: Will the World Be Able to Feed Itself?
Brunel -YES - over-production, root cause of hunger is poverty -food supply as regional issue -need focus on new agricultural policies in developing countries
BRown- NO - overproduction. root cause of hunger is poverty -heavy emphasis on pop. growth -climate change, economy and other issues lead to over consumption; must solve these issues as well
Wk 6 reading: Do IFI's and MBC's exploit the Developing World?
Stiglitz- YES varying definitions of globalization corps. only focus on issues that pertain to their capital success with these corps. is from the country's governments having most of the control
Bhagwati- NO overly emotional corps. do more good than harm should build up struggling countries, not solely deal with India and CHina for benefits
Corporations post 1900
shift from elite ppl to elite groups companies over merchants state sponsored development corporate limits group can accumulate wealth w/o same risks as an indivudal (SC case 1886)
principles and assumptions of new markets
1. econ growth is the path to human progress (GNP) 2. free market is efficient potimal for allocation of resources 3. econ globalization leads to greatest good 4. privatization best strategy 5. govt supports through law