I recently had to argue that globalization was bad for a class, which for an econ. major, is like asking a physicist to deny the existence of gravity.
Trade, of course, is always good. And globalization is just the newest synonym for global free trade.
My professor wanted me to argue that globalization was bad for France's economic growth.
Isn't it bad enough that I had to impersonate a French man? No, sadly, no, but I had to also use the French left's silly talking points. Silly, in the sense that I speak and read fluent French and know that the anti-globalization screeds are thinly-veiled anti-American attacks on l'hyperpuissance americain and not really worthy of serious intellectual study.
I used this TED talk from Alex Tabarrok, who often co-authors papers with CMC Professor Eric Helland, to detox and I took a shower. Ahh, I feel better now.