Global Now / Week 4

The source of globalization.

Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century

Ethan Yoon

Section: Cope

Global Now: Abstract

Headline: The source of globalization.

Date: 9/20/2012

Source: The New York Times


This article is about the Republicans trying to pass a bill to help foreign science and engineering graduates in American universities earn their visas instead of the lottery system used for randomly selected immigrant applicants.  However, the Democrats are pushing for a very similar bill that doesn’t require the sacrifices of the possible immigrants.  The interesting fact here is that both parties are actually agreeing on the fact that the United States are loosing their elite human resources to other countries because it is extremely difficult for these graduates to earn visas and that both parties want these resources to stay in the country.  Furthermore, I had the impression that the author of this article and the American government are implying that these human resources in the science and technology field are the vital source of globalization.  All this time, the lectures, discussions, and the readings continuously highlighted the role of technology in globalization.  And in a globalized world now, the importance of technological development seems more important than ever before.  This would mean that the competition of achieving the people that are capable of bringing this development possible will be ever so high and America can’t afford to loose any more.


Global Issue: globalization

Primary Design Lens: Globalization and Technology

Secondary Design Lens: Human Resources


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