The Ethical Dilemma of Globalization
Lauren Kullberg, Kristian Braekkan

This paper argues that globalization is a process that thrives on exploitation and the quest for surplus value, which makes it difficult to make ethical considerations for its participants. Specifically, we ask whether it is possible to protect human and environmental rights during times of turmoil and economic imperialism. As the United States and other industrialized nations continue to offshore in search of new surplus labor and lower regulations, where do we ethically draw the line regarding the protection of human rights and environmental rights? The aim of the paper is to consider how we can ethically promote fair labor standards, pay, and conditions regardless of where value is produced.

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