Last time we discussed the privatization of our energy and its current duopoly in the hands of two foreign corporations. Now we have to talk about the slow and incremental privatization of water in our state and the rising power and influence of the Swiss giant, Nestlé. Globalization critics often center their attention on transnational […]
My name is Stefano Tijerina and this blog’s objective is to connect Maine’s social, environmental, economic, cultural, and political issues to the global system, centering on how the local impacts the global and how the global impacts the local or what is known in Global Studies as the Global effect. In our present era of globalization it is crucial for the general public to understand how the new dynamics of the international system impact our lives here in Maine and how our local decisions impact the earth.