The idea of producing products in other countries, and having them shipped to America is a good idea. This article
points out the pros and cons of globalization. The example the article made of Dell who uses globalization to their advantage, pointed out that the production quantity of computers that can be made is enormous compared to its competitors. Unfortunately, since the actual parts of the computer are made in different countries, one miss shipment leads to total failure in creating the quantities that they are capable of.
When shipments are in order and the company is producing mass amounts of their product, monopolies are formed. Since the Dell company is already large, and is continuing to grow, smaller companies such as Compaq are decreasing in sales. This forces American companies to branch out and become a part of he globalization production process in countries such a Taiwan and China.
The article also made a good point about how in the early 90’s this country turned away from the Industrial age and embraces the Consumption Age. As American’s it was our duty to buy as much as humanly possible and move the factories out and replace them with malls.
I think that the point he made which makes the most sense is our great dependency on these Asian companies. If something were to happen to these countries then our shipments and consumptions that we depend on as Americans will be gone. To think that this country that is so well established and economically advanced depends upon third world countries. If they fall so does our great empire. It is indeed funny how history repeats itself. What I am thinking of is the story of Moses and how the Egyptian Empire was made entirely upon the backs of slaves. We all know the ending to that story, and it will be interesting to see what the ending of this one shall be.