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GEOG 341 Lecture Notes - Free Market, Laissez-Faire, Consumerism

by OneClass751462 , Fall 2016
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Fall 2016

Department
Geography
Course Code
GEOG 341
Professor
Aaron Williams
Lecture
3

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Globalization September 19, 2016
China major example of globalization
Opened economic zones (Xiamen, Shantou) to the west (USA, Britain, Japan, etc.)
o No taxes
o Encouraged foreign investment
o Pumped in money to start up the zones
China is now doing so well it has its own domestic economic zones with cheap labour
and factories
Growth that has resulted from globalization needs energy
o Coal factories to produce power
o Dams on almost all major rivers
Causing problems: erosion, flooding, etc.
Golden Triangle
Intersection of Mekong River between Thailand, Burma/Myanmar, and Laos
Was a prominent place for opium growing, drug trafficking, money laundering
o Casino in Burma (good way to launder money)
People are’t alloed to gale i the other countries so they come
here for large sums of money
People from Burma cross the river to come to Thailand and work
o Can make $5/day in Thailand and only $2/day in Burma
o Pay Thai guard $1 to cross border
Globalization
Globalization: many definitions
o Intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a
way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away
o Reflects the sense of an immense enlargement of world communications, as well
as the horizon of a world market
o Refers to both the compression of the world and the intensification of
consciousness of the world as a whole
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Globalization September 19, 2016 China major example of globalization Opened economic zones (Xiamen, Shantou) to the west (USA, Britain, Japan, etc.) o No taxes o Encouraged foreign investment o Pumped in money to start up the zones China is now doing so well it has its own domestic economic zones with cheap labour and factories Growth that has resulted from globalization needs energy o Coal factories to produce power o Dams on almost all major rivers Causing problems: erosion, flooding, etc. Golden Triangle Intersection of Mekong River between Thailand, BurmaMyanmar, and Laos Was a prominent place for opium growing, drug trafficking, money laundering o Casino in Burma (good way to launder money) People arent allowed to gamble in the other countries so they come here for large sums of money People from Burma cross the river to come to Thailand and work o Can make 5day in Thailand and only 2day in Burma o Pay Thai guard 1 to cross border Globalization Globalization: many definitions o Intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away o Reflects the sense of an immense enlargement of world communications, as well as the horizon of a world market o Refers to both the compression of the world and the intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole
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