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After the break-up of the Soviet Union globalization accelerated through the world It includes the increasing integration of countries individual economies the rise in the world trade and multinational companies and the effect of large sums of money moving in and out of economies People around the globe are more connected to each other then ever before Information and money flow more quickly than ever Goods and services produced in one part of the world are increasingly available in all parts of the world International travel is more frequent International communication is commonplace This phenomenon has been titled globalization It cannot be denied that globalization has had an overwhelming positive influence Millions of jobs have been opened up through the ever increasing productivity and efficiency of the global economyMConnell and Brue 93 However as we see globalization helping many countries economies we also see that globalization forces many of the world population who are in poverty to stay there and several poorer countries are being lost in the frenzy of a global economy Many people particularly those in third world countries do not have enough food to eat resulting in malnutrition and disease They face growing inflation while their governments which used to subsidize some aspects of their marginal living are urged to stop subsidies for food and adopt a more market-oriented economics Many workers in these economies are trapped in poor working conditions with low pay Women are often expected to do back-breaking farm and domestic work with few rights or benefits John D Abell describes in his article the economic conditions of poor rural Guatemalans 619 A local coffee grower would receive less that one percent of the profits from their labors and three-quarters of the population are in poverty Many of the fiscal policies pushed onto developing countries and adopted in northern countries exacerbate the problem of the most marginal while celebrating the wealth of the rich Those such as the coffee
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