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Are transnational corporations a benign or malign force in the contemporary world Today we live in a world no longer contained by the nation-state business tourism information diseases pollution ideas are all constantly flooding across national borders Transnational corporations TNCs operate in many countries at once contributing in no small way to the process of economic political social and cultural globalisation that is taking place The international flow of people information and products is nothing new The ancient silk route which ran between China and imperial Rome was first established in around 100BC The route stretching over 6000km carried silk and later porcelain from east to west in exchange came gold silver and natural rarities unobtainable in China Powerful transnational organisations such as the Vatican whose influence extended across much of Europe have been around for thousands of years However the extent to which international trade now occurs is on an unprecedented scale both in size and effect Together the industrial revolution and the French revolution paved the way for the emergence of capitalism out of its feudal past Global capitalism has enveloped the world like no previous worldview it is an ideology with many practical achievements Very few places are free from its influence as Sklair writes This system has been evolving for centuries slowly penetrating to all those with disposable income Sklair pg 48 Dominant Western ideas and ways of life are being carried in the tide of capitalism exported to second and third world countries primarily by hugely powerful transnational corporations TNCs The populations of the receiver countries have become fully aware that there is a stark difference between their living standards and those of the first world To decide whether these TNCs are a benign or a malign force is by no means a clear cut issue the relative costs and benefits vary greatly from large to small companies managers to unskilled workers developed to less developed economies
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