AP Human Geography Discussion
9/8/2016 08:15:12 am
His view was to all stay together for world trade instead of Great Britain people leaving the Euopean Union. People kept leaving even though it was a bad idea because the banks were trustful.
9/8/2016 08:19:32 am
I think the author’s viewpoint is trying to tell us how globalization works. The author is showing us that the bankers are trying to stay in Great Britain because it is better for Great Britain to stay in the European Union, but people want to leave.
9/8/2016 10:28:38 am
Thanks for commenting, Kirsten and Marlene. The author is providing a comic take on how people are influenced by those who have wealth. The Brexit vote allowed British citizens to leave the European Union, and the economy took an immediate hit. Many of those supporting the break are nationalists who feel disadvantaged with trade policies within the EU. The problem, as stated above, is the public were led to believe voting this way would correct their trade imbalance and improve their economy. As we noted in class, reversing globalization policies are often met with economic instability and growing trade deficits.
9/13/2016 08:46:26 pm
This author is pointing out the gap between the rich and connected vs. the poor and regular people. The British upper class has continuely promised for improved economic conditions and they have failed to deliver. The working class no longer believes the politicians and they vote against Brexit. People in Britain are tired of the same old thing from politicians and want change. Similar to what is happening in the U.S with the Trump phenomenon.
Autumn, thanks for your input. I appreciate your effort and focus on this topic. There is distrust in society now and it certainly influences the public. You made a link to our political race with Trump. He delivered a statement shortly after the Brexit vote musing, "I think it's a great thing that's happened. It's an amazing vote, very historic." People have the right to be upset with poor government, but it is imperative to avoid irrational decisions in order to simply invoke change.
9/18/2016 10:09:00 pm
I think the author is trying to demonstrate that the common people go along with the wealthy population policies because they would seem more educated on topics like the Iraq War and globalization.The commoners stopped listening to the rich people once their policies became false. This made the poorer population stop and think for themselves. The Brexit vote showed that the common people are no longer just going along with the policies of the wealthy.
That is quite possible, Emily. Many "experts" have proven to be quite wrong recently. Hopefully, the commoners spend time reviewing the issues before they vote. It is very frustrating to hear people complain about policies they do not spend time researching. Thanks for taking the time to reflect on this topic!
9/20/2016 08:53:34 am
I feel like the corporations and businesses will profit from upcoming globalization and especially the Iraq war. The companies are trying to say to the common people (UK) that "Brexit", or the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union is not a good thing. This will bring about rough economic and political consequences. So to keep their money coming in, they want the UK to stay. Even though it would be tough for both sides, the people of the UK think it will be worth it. I think that the author is really trying to explain how the big corporations control so much and cause harm to those below them for wealth and power.
Hi Liam, thanks for sharing. There were concerns like the one you expressed spreading throughout the UK for over a decade. The EU is extremely powerful and influential with trade, so I don't see how it would benefit the citizens of the UK after voting to leave. Much of this issue has been politically motivated by extremists within their government, so the citizens will likely have more struggles ahead after this break with the EU.
9/28/2016 05:03:51 pm
I think that the author is trying to represent the space and different thought processes between the rich and lower classes. The upper British class keeps proclaiming positive economic conditions, but hasn't actually provided them. This causes the lower working class to form distrust, and then vote for Brexit.
Thanks for sharing, Olivia. I agree it has become quite apparent that the success of the wealthy has not dispersed to the other classes. People who vote with emotion, especially anger, usually come to regret their decision later. The EU is a powerful trade group that has incredible influence in the market. Leaving it now puts the UK at a serious disadvantage for all of its citizens. We will just have to wait and see how it plays out.
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