Essay by prasanth25College, UndergraduateB+, April 2007

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Globalization in the world poses an ongoing war which has led to many debates across the world. The spread of western culture to the rest of the world has undeniably become clear today. However this spread of western culture and politics poses a question in the concept of globalization. Though globalization is an indisputable fact of life, and it is stretching over the world rapidly, the debate whether the concept is good or bad has intensified. It is argued by one side that globalization cheats the world's poor, leaving no room for improvement for the undeveloped countries to better themselves, and cause populations to struggle to live below poverty rates. The opposing side argues that world poverty is an everlasting struggle which is not caused or even intensified by globalization, but it is eased. The issue outlined in this brief depicts the analytical approach to the question of globalization drawn by the two authors Mr.

Sen and Mr. Chossudovsky. However, their views as to globalization preventing the world poor to improve themselves differ, and this is where Mr. Sen offers a more persuasive case through the use of the combination of the analytical as well as the normative approach to the debate. Mr. Chossudovsky presents his argument through the means of facts, however, although his case may be rich in data, the data does not necessarily support that globalization is cheating the world's poor.

Mr. Chossudovsky presents an argument in this case which is less convincing when compared to Mr. Sen's. The facts that are displayed by Chossudovsky in his paper are extremely convincing to the fact that poverty exists, however they do not clearly displayed that this poverty is directly caused by globalization. Chossudovsky speaks of the World Bank setting the poverty rate for undeveloped and developing countries $1-a-day...