Opponents of globalization often
act as if it were some sort of coherent movement to fight
against, as if there were some single entity
whose destruction would bring to a halt all of the world's miseries.
The reality, of course, is a bit more complicated. Globalization is
the result of the interactions of hundreds of governmental organizations,
thousands of NGOs, tens of
thousands of corporations, and billions of individuals--all with
competing agendas. The particular flavor of globalization that
has caused such uproar, however, is the golden straitjacket
set of economic and social policies as put forth by these organizations.