Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Globalization Giveth and Globalization Taketh Away

French cuisine is dying. Don't blame globalization.

Theme: Globalization and innovation.

Subject Article: "Bitter times for French haute cuisine: Globalisation knocks the home of Michelin off the throne of good food."

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2. "Ross Perot’s 'giant sucking sound” coming from the corporate drain.'"
3. "Gannon University: Engineering and Business."
4. "Gung Ho (1/10) Movie CLIP - Japanese Board Meeting (1986)."
5. "Good News: Globalization Crushing Family Farms."

Postscript: I initially intended to point out how the subject article conflated globalization with migration. But the culinary dominance of Tokyo confounds that narrative. Migrants aren't pouring into Japan and sparking food innovation. The pathways are forged in the other direction, the historic diffusion of Japanese culture via out-migration. In terms of knowledge transfer, migration is a two-way street even if the flow of people is predominantly one-way.

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