A Comparison of Two Interpretations of a Global Political Economy (GPE) in the books Travels of a T-Shirt and Snow Crash Globalization has become a hotly debated topic over the past several years due to the increased level of free trade that North America and the world has experienced. While some experts believe globalization and a global political economy (GPE) has more benefits than downsides, others think the opposite, that the effects of free trade and growing globalization will have detrimental effects to the environment, the global economy and the quality of life, favoring some countries over others. This paper will examine the global political economies that are presented in two works, Travels of a T-Shirt by Pietra Rivoli and Snow...The end:
..... be, whether it be cotton in Rivoli’s account of “music, movies, software and high-speed pizza delivery in the world of Snow Crash, the important point is that there are good and bad consequences of all global economies and success patterns in global economies are also cyclical. They are not dependent on one variable, but a series of factors that effect outcomes and create more opportunities. In the global economy, the variables become more complex and hard to predict, but opportunities are greater. Risk and reward are both heightened in a global political economy. Works Cited Rivoli, Pietra. The Travels of at T-Shirt in the Global Economy. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam Dell, 1992.