Read the chapter on global ethical issues in the e-text then consider the case study on page 266 and on page 244 in hard copy.
Sam and Jane have been arguing about the effects of globalization as a form of modernization or Westernization of the world. Sam points out all of globalization’s class and commercialized aspects—including the ubiquitous McDonald’s and Levis—that have negative effects on local cultures. Jane argues that Western personal and political freedoms ought to be made universal.
- What is your personal observation of these globalization issues? In your response, provide a real example with a citation and reference that illustrates your position on either the positive or negative (or both) effects of globalization on local cultures.
- If some cultures are endangered by globalization, do we have a moral obligation to resist exporting our products or ideas? Explain your response from either a consequentialist or nonconsequentialist viewpoint.
Substantiate your posting with references from your readings and external research. Your research should be documented by citing one or more credible sources such as the textbook, a newspaper, a biographic article, book, or website.
Synthesize your primary response into a 250–350 word post. Be sure to review your writing for grammar and spelling before posting. Use APA Format.