Arquivo para January 9th, 2014

Economy and planetary consumption

09 Jan

Even before the fall of the Berlin Wall , there were “forces of globalization and integration of culturalCulturaTerra disintegration, civilizational, psychological, social, political , globalized economy itself was ( and is weakened ) increasing : thus the economic crisis born in 1973 the shortage of oil has undergone several transformations without ever truly recover” (p. 30 of the book of Patria Land – Morin and Anne B. Kern ), occurs in a “global dialogic”.

The authors explain that the fall in the price of coffee, for example , encourages farmers to cultivate coca in Colombia, feeding international drug trafficking networks , as well as wage increases in Germany can affect the price of cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire ivory, and the authors point to the “general slowdown in economic activity” which highlight two :
” … d ) the United States , with lack of money , drive up interest rates ; … f) Third World countries where the interest rate is indexed must reimburse at a higher rate ; … “(p. 31 ) that are interesting to reflect for those who think there is in Brazil and other countries Latin American independence from any “global” economy.

But the other aspect of planetarization, which the authors call “hologram” is that “every part of the world is increasingly becoming part of the world , also the world as a whole is increasingly present in every one of its parts . This happens not only with the nations and peoples , but also with individuals” (p. 31 ) .

Cites numerous cases ” takes from Ceylon , India, or China tea, unless it is a moka coffee Arabica from Ethiopia or Latin America … can be found on his desk winter [ my case in Italy ] strawberries and cherries from Argentina or Chile, fresh green beans from Senegal …. “(p. 32 ) , etc. . a globalization of consumer objects .

Thus , ” for better or for worse, each of us , rich or poor , has in it , without knowing it, the entire planet . Globalization is both evident fear , subconscious and ubiquitous “(p. 33 ) , but will be in our awareness and consumption of culture , not just the technology but all together, we reflect on this ?