The World According To Caroline c.

Editorial

Globalization—making the world stronger or weaker?

Globalization is making the world a better place. Globalization is a development of a global society where people, goods, information, and money can flow fairly easily across national borders. This means that countries of the world are more interconnected. For example, a clothing company that moves from the US to a poorer country, such as Bangladesh, can create more jobs in that country. Because the company moved to a poorer country, the citizens will take the jobs for lower wages. This means that the company can produce the same quality clothes for a lower price, since it costs less to pay employees for the company. A product that was once unaffordable for some is now affordable. Because of this new company, people get jobs, an income, and the national economy goes upwards. It also costs the company less, so it is a win-win for both the country and the company. Globalization also makes countries more interdependent. Say there is a chair making business from Canada. The four essential things that the company needs are wood, craftsmen, tools, and shipping. This company needs a certain kind of bamboo from China for their new model. They send the bamboo to Indonesia, where craftsmen work the bamboo into the assembly pieces for the buyer to put together. Furthermore, the tools that the workers use are made in Sweden, and the blueprint paper for the instructions are made from pinewood that is from Russia. The assembly pieces are sent by boat back to Canada, although the boat company is actually from the US. They are then packaged at the warehouse back in Canada. It is then sent to IKEA stores all around the world to buyers from anywhere. This means that every country economy that took part in the making, shipping, or buying process is now connected. If China has economic crash that sends employees from all over the country out of jobs, that means that there are fewer people harvesting the bamboo, which means that fewer chairs are made. Fewer chairs are sent back to IKEA’s warehouse in Sweden, which means that there are fewer buyers. IKEA employees are then making less money to buy items such as the tools made at the tool company that make the tools used at the factory in Indonesia. This means that there is less money coming into the Canadian company, and that there are fewer jobs in countries other than just China. This connection is also there when economies benefit in one country, which leads to benefits in every other connected country. The interdependency between country economies makes countries rely on each other, and also puts the countries on the same “side.” Globalization takes the boarders off of countries, making each country more worldly in knowledge, goods, people, and money. The more countries know about each other, the more they understand other views. The more they understand, the fewer tensions there are between countries, which means less war and more peace. Globalization makes the world a stronger place because it creates a bond between countries all over the world, where if one country benefits the world can.

Globalization continues to better the world, making it a stronger place for everyone.

Mt.Everest: Is it worth the risk or not?

Climbing Mt.Everest is not worth the risk of death. It costs a lot of money to climb Mt.Everest. A permit to climb Everest costs $11,000 alone, not including supplies, Sherpas, equipment, and food. At higher elevations, most climbers need oxygen tanks because the oxygen is only ⅓ of what it is at sea level. This causes even more of a spending deficit. Climbing Everest is a very dangerous feat too, with around 223 deaths on the mountain. The higher the elevation, the higher the risk. As a climber treks further up the mountain, the oxygen intake lowers. As less oxygen reaches the brain, climbers can make fatal decisions, and can die. There have been many accidents on the mountain. For example, in 2014 an avalanche killed 13 Sherpas. Not only did this fatal accident kill 13 Sherpas, but it also lead a strike where Nepalese Sherpas stopped working. This made climbing Everest a much harder and deadlier feat as there were no people to guide the foreign climbers. Furthermore, there are very specific conditions of the weather and times of the day and year that are suited for climbing. Sudden changes in the weather such as avalanches and earthquakes can change these safe conditions, causing numerous casualties like one earthquake did claiming the lives of 19 people at Base Camp. While the ascents of Mt.Everest can prove successful, they can also prove deadly. The lives of over 200 people have been claimed by the tallest mountain in the world, and is yet to claim more. As more and more climbers attempt to scale Mt.Everest, and more and more put their money and lives on the line of success, there is no telling what danger is lurking on the slopes of the highest mountain in the world.

There are many life-threatening obstacles that the climbers of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt.Everest, must face, making the climb more and more deadly.

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Q&A

How might having a valuable resource affect a region?

The income of a valuable resource could improve the lives in the region where it is found. Money accumulated from the income of a valuable resource can be used to improved medical resources. People need valuable resources, so they will pay for it regularly. The money spent on medical resources can increase the life expectancy of the population. This means people will live longer, fuller lives. The medical resources will also decrease infant mortality rates because the improved equipment will keep babies safer and deliver them more safely. Furthermore, the money accumulated could help improve education. Bahrain, for example, is a country in Southwest Asia. Bahrain gets a lot of money from processing the oil found in the oil reserves in Southwest Asia. It uses this money to educate the country. According to Teachtci, “[Bahrain] use its wealth to educate its population.” A valuable resource accumulates a lot of money. When used responsibly, the wealth can be used to improve the quality of life for a country’s population, bringing life expectancy up, infant mortality rates down, and overall improving the citizen’s wellbeing.

The health of citizens is more important than the wealth of a government

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

Over the centuries, many people in the Saharan region have had to adapt to living in a desert climate. One of the ways that people adapt to the Saharan Desert climate is to live near desert oases. Oases can support lots of life. From date palms to fresh fish and visiting animals, oases can have enough resources to support even small communities or towns. Date palms are one of the most common and important crop on an oasis, and people can grow it as a cash crop to sell. Most importantly, oases have the most vital resource for human survival—water. Furthermore, lots of people are nomadic herders. Due to the extreme heat, there are not many resources in the Sahara. This means that people have to travel to find those resources. Nomadic herders travel with their herds to places such as oases. The herders are then able to sell their animals for resources that they need and can’t find in the barren Saharan lands. Living in a place with very extreme weather patterns, such as deserts, calls for change in ways of life. This usually means that people will revolve their lives around the resources they need most. Though this is also true in more developed areas, people in more developed areas that have their needs met can branch off into things they don’t necessarily need as much, while people in less developed areas have to base where they live, what they do for work, and how they go about their day on the most basic survival needs; food and water.

Oases can hold all types of vegetation and life, defying the desert climates.

What forces work for or against supranational cooperation among nations?

There are many centrifugal forces that divide the EU. For example, Western Europe is generally wealthier than Eastern Europe. Because the EU is a supranational government, people can travel and get jobs anywhere in the EU, so Western nations are more afraid that they will lose jobs to people from the East, who will work for less money. Furthermore, many EU laws contradict the traditions of other EU member countries. If a country is an EU member it must follow all EU laws. For example, Czech food is traditionally cooked longer, and to most, tastes better the day after. Unfortunately, EU law states that food over two hours old cannot be served. The Czech Republic is part of the EU, so it must follow these laws even though it is a cultural tradition. As a supranational government, the EU must meet general ideas and needs, which ends up excluding most cultural and national ideas, and continues to divide the EU.

Centrifugal Forces continue to divide the EU

What is the difference between Limited and unlimited government?

The difference between limited and unlimited government is that an unlimited government can do whatever it wants, but a limited government cannot. In an unlimited government there is no rule of law. This means that the leaders of the government are above the law, and the government does not enforce or create laws. For example, fair trials are not necessarily given, so people can just be thrown in jail. On the other hand, a limited government makes sure everyone follows the law. Furthermore, in a limited government the government separates power among several branches. When power is separated like this, no branch can gain too much power or too much control. Limits on government ensure that everyone follows the rules. It is important to have restrictions on government because without them the government can have total control of the county.

A limited government keeps fair rule over citizens and lets their voices be heard.

What makes a good citizen?

A citizen, in short, is someone who is legally a part of a community. Citizens have rights, but they also have responsibilities. A good citizen performs those responsibilities, and does not abuse their rights. Good citizens have two kinds of rights; personal and political rights. One is the personal right to own property. This means that a citizen has the right to themselves and any extension of themselves. Anything that he or she makes or dedicates his or her time to, is his or hers. One political right is the right to equal protection under law. This means that the jury cannot favorite one party over another in court, so each person gets a fair trial.Similarly, there are two kinds of responsibilities; personal and social responsibilities. For example, a personal responsibility it to get an education. This will help a citizen get a job in the community he or she lives in. A social responsibility is to tolerate others, which helps keep the peace.Sometimes, though, rights and responsibilities overlap. For example, every U.S. citizen has the right to vote, but U.S. citizens also have the responsibility to actively take part in government, like voting in political elections.

Citizens of a country have rights, but also responsibilities that improve both the citizen and the country.

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