Readings

Chanda Ch. 3 Reading Guide

Read Chanda, Ch. 3

  1. What is the double-edged nature of globalization Chanda refers to on p.71?
  2. Why does Chanda say that cotton has “the world inside?”
  3. Why does Chanda say the same for coffee? What is fair-trade coffee?
  4. Why does Chanda say the same for microchips?
  5. What invention, according to Chanda, launched the Industrial Revolution?
  6. What are the principal differences in globalized products today and in the 8th century? 19th century?
  7. What are the principal differences in globalized products today and the twentieth century until 1959? Post 1959?
  8. Look up the recent tragedies in Bangladesh manufacturing. Who is responsible? Global interests? The government?