A well thought out and interesting post, Bob.
Here's another little nugget of wisdom pertaining to the concept of globalization (mind you, I did not write this myself):
"What is Globalization?
Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines. And this is sent to you by an Australian, using Bill Gates' technology, and you're probably reading this on one of many IBM clones, that use Taiwanese-made chips, and a Korean-made monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by lorries driven by Indians, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, trucked by Mexican illegals.
That, my friend, is Globalization."
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