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1700 engineers to go, please

What are the legal and economic factors making it possible for companies in North America to engage in mass layoffs and to then invite former employees to apply for jobs at this same company, perhaps on less favourable terms for the former employees? (Bombardier's announcment of laying off 1700 employees is a Canadian example.) My naïve notion is that free trade has something to do with it – is this analysis correct, and if so, would pulling back from globalization help protect employees when labour laws appear to fail? Interested in opinions as well as papers, blogs, essays and books that a lay person could understand.
posted by cotton dress sock on Jan 22, 2014 - 11 answers

Will polio come back to the USA?

Given that there are parts of the world still fighting the battle against polio, and an increasing number of people in the US choosing to opt out of vaccinations for their children, is there a chance polio will return to the United States? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

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What are your favorite literary texts about oil and oil capitalism? I'm looking for anything from traditional realism to noir to science fiction, from poetry to film to comic books to video games to philosophy and theory. Anything could work. Bonus points if the focus is on globalization and/or Peak Oil and resource scarcity. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Sep 24, 2010 - 18 answers

What Companies Handle Country Specific Versions of Their Website the Best

What are the best practices for communicating that localized, country specific versions of a web site are available? Is anybody doing this well? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jul 23, 2010 - 8 answers

A boat is a hole in the water into which you throw money ... but if it's a ship, money comes out?

(Freighter experts) Does the world-wide shipping industry have hidden (or open) subsidies? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Aug 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Global/International English Resources

What tools are out there for globalizing/internationalizing English text? [more inside]
posted by tenaciousd on Apr 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Multi-tasking in the Middle East.

Multi-tasking in the Middle East -- planning a trip to the region and have a few goals to accomplish. Besides being a vacation, this trip is also equal parts family reunion and cultural diaspora study (personal, not academic). Looking for tips on this kind of trip! [more inside]
posted by milkdropcoronet on Jan 18, 2009 - 4 answers

I'm trapped in a surname factory and I can't get out!

My subcontinental Indian co-workers and vendors keep using my surname as my first name when corresponding with me in e-mail. Why? [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Oct 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Hope me find good discussions of globalization.

Can you recommend good blogs about globalization? I am particularly interested in the effects of globalization on modern international and (US) domestic law.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout on Aug 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Effects of globalization in urban Ethiopia

Give me examples of Globalization in urban Ethiopia [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Mar 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Get US money out of the Third World now? Or, how best to ameliorate poverty?

GlobalPovertyFilter: Is poverty in the third world and emerging countries like India and China due more to exploitation by multinational corporations, or due to disconnection from globalization? [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Jun 26, 2006 - 16 answers

Are Americans Really All That Ignorant?

Are Americans really all that ignorant? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Nov 18, 2005 - 84 answers

why do all staplers suck?

Where have all the good staplers gone? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Oct 12, 2005 - 28 answers

Africa: the next outsourcing destination?

Why doesn't Africa get more outsourcing work? [more inside]
posted by me3dia on Jul 5, 2005 - 13 answers

Bird Flu Pandemics

I just read a wire story stating that, "hundreds of thousands of people may die and one quarter of the work force could be absent if Britain were hit by a bird flu pandemic said." How seriously should we be worried?
posted by trinarian on Mar 22, 2005 - 22 answers

I'm looking for recent films which deal with the topic of globalization in interesting ways.

Globalization on Film: I’m looking for suggestions for recent films which deal with the topic of globalization in interesting ways. [MI+] [more inside]
posted by tulseluper on Jan 31, 2005 - 19 answers

Books on Ethnic Minorities in Developing Countries Dominating Said Countries' Economy?

Amy Chua's book "World On Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability"discusses how ethnic minorities in many developing countries dominate the country economically. (The Chinese in many southeast Asian countries, whites in parts of Africa, etc)

Do any other MeFites know of other books or resources that discuss this phenomenon? (which undoubtely will only become more prevalaent as the world globalizes)
posted by jare2003 on Oct 5, 2004 - 3 answers

What/Where is Globalization?

Where is this globalization one hears so much about? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 10, 2004 - 19 answers

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