Like most economic thesis, there exists the definition on paper, and the dichotomy of real life. Globalization, on paper, has some real benefits that could advance world economies as a whole, however, when placed in the hands of man, this same model is brimming with corruption.
It is this distinction that perhaps explains why Trump favors Russia while opposing China. Russia opposes globalization because it saw the ramifications imposed by the Soros cabal in its attempt to infiltrate Russia’s economy.
“Where the money goes, so goes the power”.
Globalization is in reality a form of colonization.
Africa is the most obvious victim of the reality of globalization. On paper, when the money moves in the concept is to bring the level of the people to a heightened level of economic wealth. The tag lines include; Infrastructure Development, Jobs, and Greater Food Supply! However, when these models moved into the African Land Grabs, they evicted the locals, brought in labor from outside, and exported the crops.
The people were actually worse off than before. And the ownership of land shifted to a global elite who then held greater access of control over the nation, ie, it isn’t Sudan any longer, in reality it is Open Society Foundation, or China, or US or Norway, or UK, or Saudi Arabia.
China is desperate. Their resources are nearing extinction and globalization is their bread and butter. In contrast, Russia is wealthy in natural resources and has managed to keep foreign nationals from breaking down that wall. Trump’s proposal to befriend Russia holds many benefits including the shared ideology of anti-globalization philosophies.
Globalization was supposed to allow for les expensive exchange of goods, but in order to compensate for the loss of labor and manufacturing, 161 countries created the VAT tax on imports which in many countries is over 21%. And while the cost of consumer goods is lower, the loss of jobs grows steadily higher. Less jobs, less wealth, more social entitlement necessary, more divisive attitudes, more anger.
Liberal agenda’s supported this trade-off because it buoyed personal gain, the greed factor inherent in globalization. In addition, globalization was the precursor to corporate emigration from the US as lower wages translated into bigger paychecks for CEO’s and CFO’s. Average CEO compensation compared to average worker wage has increased dramatically during this globalization transition, rising from an eighteen multiple to over 400x multiple.
The rich get richer.
Controlling the money is the key to controlling the people. That was the whisper behind the creation of the Federal Reserve, another globalization gift to the US.
China’s view of globalization is preeminent. Undoubtedly, the advancement has earned them greater wealth and super power status in a few short years. Since 1978, China’s GDP has grown at a massive 9.8% annually, while the US average is a piddlin’ 2.8% average. Our net exports with China are a growing embarrassing deficit, and the benefit of less expensive goods is obviously, of little consequence to the wealth of Americans.
So why is Trump pro-Russia and anti-China?
The downward spiral that real globalization has wreaked upon the US economy, as opposed to the fancy writings on worthless paper that hype a failed policy that has created massive income disparity and loss of wealth!