Globalization's Effect on NY and NYC

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

President of the SUNY Levin Institute Garrick Utley examines the impact of globalization on New York and New York City.


Garrick Utley

Comments [7]

DarkSymbolist from NYC!


Immigrants have children here who ARE Americans.

Immigrants are the life-blood of this country. America is an amalgam of different peoples. Anti-immigrant beliefs are anti-American, plain and simple.

Nov. 02 2011 11:44 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Qualified immigrants who bring capital or skills are obviously beneficial, but more beneficial would be stopping abortion and having more native-born children rather than having to educate and integrate new immigrants coming with different languages, and different mindsets, and different cultural values.
The old days when we needed strong backs to develop a virgin country are long gone. WE need more native born Americans, as well as qualified immigrants who bring needed skills and/or needed capital.

Nov. 02 2011 11:40 AM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

To Brian's question about corporate (i.e., capital's) power and influence in literally writing federal law in Congress, it's BOTH domestic AND global. Not only does the money come from abroad, as Utley mentioned, it's also that the very globalized system we move in now was largely created by Americans in DC (political) and NYC (financial) through the Bretton Woods and the wshington Consensus.

Nov. 02 2011 11:36 AM
Robert from NYC

So they remove Elliot Spitzer for that idiot from CNBC?!!! Bad choice man.

Nov. 02 2011 11:23 AM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

Typo on the last sentence of the first paragraph:

"... __NOT TO MENTION__ the many thinkers, writers and academics (even practitioners)."

Nov. 02 2011 11:02 AM
oscar from ny

Ny has become a house for demons

Nov. 02 2011 10:52 AM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

Finally, a show directly facing economic globalization on WNYC. Considering it's the primary driver of structural shifts within the US and abroad for 40 YEARS this is long overdue. The scholarship on globalization is vast and well developed, not to host many the many thinkers, writers and academics (even parctitioners).

While broad swaths of populations in countries around the world have spent decades debating, marching, protesting, contesting, etc., the pros and cons of the predominant Neoliberal ideology of globalization, besides some academics, business people and public officials, we here in the U.S. have been kept in the dark navel gazing about American Exceptionalism. Americans largely initiated and promoted economic globalization and are finally starting to see its outcomes.

Be sure to look into other social scientists besides economist working in the field since they have been providing the greatest analysis. I would suggest Saskia Sassen (Columbia) as an urban geographer and Manual Castells (USC) for a tremendous explanation of the IT/Network economy and its ramifications in a globalized world), Ulrich Beck (globalized "risk society"; Munich University), Anthony Giddens, even Martin Wolf as an apologist, etc.

This has been a long time coming.

Nov. 02 2011 10:51 AM

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