Globalization crises

Overview of GLOBALIZATION Crises

Globalization so heightens other threats that the international community now has no mechanism to evolve effective responses and requires Holistic Perspective as a counter-measure

 

Globalization exacerbates the risk of all globally-defined threats to economic stability – including ‘wildcard’ events

  • High-Tech-Globalization further exacerbates crises already stirred up by High-Tech interacting with Capitalism, Industrialization, Population and Religion
  • High-Tech-Capitalism crises exacerbated by High-Tech-Globalization enhance threats such as wild market swings, economic crashes and societal meltdown
  • High-Tech-Industrialization crises exacerbated by High-Tech-Globalization enhance threats of government lack of control unintentionally caused by the net effect of multinationals
  • High-Tech-Population crises exacerbated by High-Tech-Globalization enhance threats such as uncontrollable pandemics
  • High-Tech-Religion crises exacerbated by High-Tech-Globalization enhance threats such as immigration ‘time-bombs’ exploding into civil unrest and international conflict
  • The combined impact of every crisis – and ‘wildcard’ event – exacerbated by Globalization increasingly places the international community on near-permanent alert

 

Despite generally high competence of individuals, national government decision-making is misaligned with addressing globally-defined threats

  • Contrary to popular misconception most inadequacies attributed to The Establishment as a whole in fact only relate to a few outliers
  • The hidden reality of The System means state-influence is increasingly difficult to exert and politicians are ill-prepared to address complex globally-defined threats

 

Unfortunately, supranational bodies are also unsuited to exerting sufficient global governance

  • There are numerous failed approaches aimed at dealing with issues that affect one or more nations but over which none has sufficient influence
  • Even the UN is inadequate to the task because it is structured more for countries to protect local interests than global interests
  • Because of all these factors there are for now insufficient ways to devise counters to globally-defined threats – so the entire world economy is in peril

 

Globalization crises need HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE – seeing issues in the context of both the global arena and a 30-year time-horizon

  • To help unleash the full potential of existing governments to operate in concert, they must assess even apparently-domestic issues in the context of the overall global-arena
  • To compensate for the natural tendency to focus on the Urgent in place of what is Crucial but a long time away, international strategic assessments must adopt a 30-year time-horizon
  • Wildcard events that are extremely doubtful though catastrophic can largely be discounted from evaluations of economic stability but likely global impacts of city earthquakes cannot
  • For national Foreign Policies to be strong and viable in the long-term they must be based on a Holistic Perspective and their complex trade-offs explained to the public
  • Education systems – which inevitably have delays of up to a few decades built into them – must urgently reform to prepare pupils for an almost-unrecognizable future
  • Politicians must themselves be re-educated to suit a world that is increasingly ungovernable – even at the national level – using only the political skills of the present