The growing interconnectedness of the world has both benefits and drawbacks.
Trade Policy 101
Take a look at the recent explosion of global trade.
1.8 billion dollars
worth of goods and services are traded between the U.S. and Canada every day.
Source: U.S. Department of State
How Globalization Affects What's for Brunch
Learn why globalization's effects can appear where you least expect them.
How Global Trade Winds Helped Shape a Hyper-Local French Milk Brand
Discover how international conflicts reshaped the European agricultural market.
Big in China: Globalization and International Cinema
Read about the expansion of the transnational movie industry.
"Harry Potter" and the Globalization of Culture
See how an international hit had to adapt to different countries.
Globalization and the Great Recession of 2008
Understand the effects on the global economy.
of the world’s economy was made up by the United States in 2015. In 1960, the U.S. made up almost 40 percent.
Source: World Bank
It Takes a Village to Make Your Medicine
Follow the journey of prescription drugs across borders to your medicine cabinet.
How Globalization Affects You
Source: Antony Njuguna/Reuters
Our Love of ‘All Natural’ Is Causing a Vanilla Shortage
The high demand for natural vanilla is good news for vanilla farmers in countries like Madagascar, but it's bad news for bakers who have to foot the bill.
Source: Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters
Basketball and Globalization
As the dominance of American culture declines around the globe, the NBA is looking overseas for opportunities for growth.
Source: Ken Gallager via Wikimedia Commons under GFDL
The World Comes to a Tiny Town: Eastport’s Lessons in Globalization
A small American town's role as a shipping center for pregnant cows and wood products connects it to the rest of the world.
Source: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Global Business Speaks English
Multinational companies are adopting English as a common language in an age of globalization, but their efforts can hit snags.
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