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Evils of Globalization - varnamvarnam
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Evils of Globalization

While traveling in Kerala the past month, I saw lot of handwritten posters all over the place asking people to be aware of the evils of globalization. According to these posters, which were written by various left-wing organizations, globalization is an evil ploy by the Americans to take over the world.


Lets assume that globalization is destroyed. Then the people largely affected will be Malayalis. Globalization is not just the movement of goods, but also of labor. There are large numbers of Malayalis working in the Gulf countries. Since the state does not generate any revenue, but survives on remittances by NRIs, the end of globalization would be the end of Kerala as well.

Already Saudi Arabia has announced that they are planning to reduce the number of immigrant workers.

“S. Arabia’s decision on workforce to hit S. Asians”:http://www.dawn.com/2003/02/06/int14.

bq. It is responsible for many negative social consequences, many here argue. Even Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the President of the UAE in his recent address has urged the nation to strive to correct the “imbalance”. In the UAE the expatriates outnumber the nationals by far. It is 80:20 ratio almost. In Kuwait also the situation is about similar. Throughout the GCC at the official level, there are discussions now to somehow correct this imbalance, as it is adversely affecting the society.

The same way the communists in Kerala are complaining about American goods, people in Arab countries are complaining about the immigrants employed there which are predomininantly Malayalis.


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