Anti-Globalization in the Soccer Business

business_ethics_highlights_2This example from the world of sport is a great parallel to one variety of anti-globalization sentiment as applied to commerce. It even includes an absolutely classic appeal to ‘giving our local product a fighting chance.’ And as is often the case, the “buy local” slogan is really just thinly-disguised racism and xenophobia. >>>

Globalization Under Attack, on the Soccer Field

[Greg Dyke, chairman of English soccer’s governing body] put his concerns into broader and blunter form last week in announcing proposed limits on the participation of foreign players. The country’s top league, the Premier League, he declared, was headed toward being “owned by foreigners, managed by foreigners and played by foreigners.”….

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