As adapted from Globalization: Threat or Opportunity? by Paul Streeten.
Copyright © Copenhagen Business School Press, 2001. Page 30.
The North (Japan, The U.S., Europe) and parts of Asia
People with Assets
The highly skilled and educated
Professional, managerial, and technical people
People able to adjust to new situations quickly and easily
Those independent of public services
Sellers of technologically advanced equipment
Many developing countries (including most of Africa and Latin America)
People without Assets
People without skills
People unable to adjust to new situations easily
Those dependent on public services
women and children
Sellers of primary and manufactured products
Local troubles (here referring to Russia, Mexico and Turkey)
Businessmen and Economists
Environmentalists, Working People, Consumer Rights Groups, Family Organizations, Farmers, Religious Organizations, Advocates of democracy, Zapatistas
Note 1 - It is worth noting that those with assets can often benefit more than those with skills. An example is the case of a friend who created a new safety feature for automobiles. Because all larger corporations own the ideas of their employees he was given $1000 and a plaque for his new patent. The company kept the rest. This goes into the question of intellectual property which is running alongside that of globalization
Note 2 - I had to leave the Zapatistas in.