Is Globalization Worth it?

Globalization may result in devastating pandemics, as it has in the past. However, the looming risk is a fair price to pay for the assets it allows certain countries to gain. I would compare the necessity of globalization to society’s reliance on cars. Through the regular operation of vehicles, hundreds of thousands of lives are claimed yearly, and yet the notion that people should stop riding them is scoffed at and dismissed as utopian prattle. To most, cars are tools of convenience to support society, for which without any substitute, would regress. Like cars, nuclear energy, and war, globalization is a necessary evil that cannot simply be removed without an alternative, despite any dangers that may arise. If a pandemic does befall a country, hopefully the knowledge and medicinal power we’ve gained from global trade will quickly lay the disease to rest.


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