In the US, among the people affected by globalization is the class of people with higher standards of living. This class of individuals normally works for higher pay considering the schools they have attended, indifferent to lower standard individuals who normally work for less (Anderson et al, 2000). In essence, employers will seek for the latter, normally from developing countries that provide cheap labor. This is unfair, considering it leaves jobless the more deserving US citizens, making them to compete with people having lower standards of living in the developing countries. Ageism is another social problem enforced by globalization. Employers in the US get more disinterested in services provided by individuals approaching their retirement age because of the ability to acquire younger workers, regardless of their skills, at a cheap wages from the developing countries.
Further, globalization paves way for war through its effect in unmasking the ethnic and religious differences existing around the world. In the process of harmonizing ethnic and religious diversities, the vulnerability to war is higher as can be evident in that between Muslim and Christians around the world. Even though globalization has proved beneficial in allowing US to obtain raw materials from the less developed countries, this has proved as a motivation for terrorism. Through adopting terrorism, the subjects bear the notion that they can address their needs paving a way for equality with the developed countries. Further, the emergence of technology has facilitated terrorist communication through the internet allowing them to coordinate their actions (Anderson et al, 2000).
Anderson, S., Mander, J., Mittal, A., & International Forum on Globalization. (2000). Views from the South: The effects of globalization and the WTO on Third World countries. San Francisco, Calif: International Forum on Globalization