The Huffington Post:
The word “globalization” rings in most people’s ears as a signal of our advancement, the recognition of our limitless ability to create and have — beyond measure — anything we want.
A Delta advert on the subway reads, “A larger network makes a smaller world.” So our world appears smaller, and not only does it fill us with a feeling of extended opportunity, but we assume that it is in our best interests.
But is it really in our best interests? What are the true impacts of globalization, from an ecological, economic and, more importantly, psychological perspective? In short, what is the psychological impact of globalization on our sense of self?
Helena Norberg Hodge explores this beautifully in her recently released film, “The Economics of Happiness,” in which she calls for a return to localization.
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