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George Ritzer and Benjamin Barber have both argued that the globalization of our economic system, through the rise of multinational corporations and the expansion of capitalist systems, has led to a homogenization of local culture. Virtually everywhere you go in the world people eat pizza, drink soda, wear blue jeans, listen to rock and roll music, and watch movies about superheroes. Ritzer and Barber assume this is bad, because globalization represents a loss of cultural diversity and heritage.
For the Final Paper, you will write a six-page essay evaluating the effect of globalization on local communities and their unique cultural heritages. The thesis of your paper should answer the following question: Is globalization good for local communities? Why or why not?
To answer this question, you may need to consider some of the following questions:
• What are the most important features of globalization?
• How does globalization affect local cultures?
• How should local communities respond to globalization?