Grisworld, Daniel T.
September 2000
International Journal on World Peace;Sep2000, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p3
Academic Journal
Mr. Griswold argues that globalization is responsible for economic growth by providing several catalysts. Additionally, globalization alleviates poverty and has the effect of extending life expectancy and reducing infant mortality Critics of globalization (note in particular the recent demonstrations in Seattle against the World Trade Organization) have argued that globalization will result in a general deterioration of protection for labor and the environment. Mr. Griswold contends, however, that multinational companies tend to impose higher standards on their overseas production plants than those prevailing in local markets...." As for environmental despoliation, the WTO's rules do not restrain governments in their efforts to impose environmental regulations.


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