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In modern society there are two distinct scenarios for the near future of how the world will act think speak and do The conflict of religious and ethnic isolation has always fought against the completely commercialistic world As the advertising of the mercantilism increases the chances for ethnic tradition to stand strong fade back While ideally these two sketches are at war they are also in fact turning the democratic world into a dark and hazy place The possibility of complete isolationism by ethnicitys and religions is possible however the realistic view of the near future is a commercialistic world lined with advertising and impersonal materialism I need that new CD I have to go get new shoes These sorts of sayings are not unfamiliar to most of us We have all at sometime or another wanted something that was not really a necessity to our well being In the modern world we are consumers And the US is the epitome of consumerism The base of consumerism is what Barber terms soft goods and service industries Before this though was an economic system based on the production and sale of hard goods Defense-related goods and industrial production was at the basis of US economics However looking back over a number of years especially with the end of the Cold War we can see the shift towards the consumerismsoft goods economy Entertainment and information are at the foundation of this economy and this is what makes up Barbers McWorld He gives numerous examples of the capitalistic US dominance permeating throughout the world For example Michael Jordan T-shirts are worn by starving children in Africa or two-thirds of films shown in Germany are from the US He also discusses the use of resources by the industrialized countries focusing his argument on the US Capitalism is an out of control system in which we do benefit but at the same time has serious repercussions of those who
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