In general, do you believe that globalism is on the decline or on the rise?
Globalism will continue to strengthen as countries share technologies, trade, and cooperation in all areas. Fractious nationalism will only slow things down and turn country against country. The world will see the former is the correct productive choice for all.
In terms of commerce/voluntary matters, it's definitely in the rise with technology.
In terms of tyranny/government matters, it at seems to be on the decline, which is inevitable for such unsustainable things.
It seems that there has been a recent perturbation of nationalism, but unfortunately we're still far more globalist than at any other point in history, and the election in France and the Netherlands seem to suggest that the overall trend remains towards globalism.
Unfortunately, it won't go away easily.
I think it is currently peaking and will only go down hill from here.
The election of DJT, Brexit, and Merkel's comments this week give me hope that nationalism is on the rise.
That's a stupid thing to be hopeful for.
I don't interact with people that call me stupid, as I wouldn't do that with people IRL. So we'll just have to agree to disagree!
I don't "agree to disagree" with nationalist scum.
Did you hear Merkel? She might be waking up, saying the period where you can rely completely on others is over.
I wonder if the original German (pre-translation) said:
The time where where NATO countries can be sponges is over.
Now apply that to the EU, and make Berlin Exit, or, Berxit! 😸🇩🇪
The translation is correct though she said "somewhat over".
It's on a decline because people are waking up to the fact that bureaucrats and politicians don't have their best interests at heart.
I think anything short of a full-on, Tokugawa, 18th and 19th century Japan type shutdown will fail to stop globalization
What makes you say that?
France, Germany, and general sentiment I see on online communities. Also seems like nationalism is rising and trying to compete. I think they're fueling each other. Sucks
I share your hope. 🇺🇸
It seems to be on a declining trend in the west.
From the looks of it, globalism is rapidly declining and nationalism is on the rise (at least in the United States and Great Britain).
It is but I think longterm (I'm talking centuries) it will unavoidably prevail in an increasingly interconnected world.
I actually doubt it. If you had said that a few years ago, I probably would have agreed with you. But the fact is, we are already and interconnected world because of social media and the Internet, and yet the West is now moving back towards nationalism and away from globalism. If globalism was going to ultimately prevail, it would have happened already. 2016 was largely a referendum on that very question, and globalism lost.
* an interconnected
From my experience, even expert future trend predictions aren't more than educated guesses at best.