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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Energy Policy In the US

Abstract

Energy policy is not just a problem for the US, but also it is global problem. If we look at the U.S past, we can view how they have been developing in the last few years. However, the U.S. has a huge population, which means they need a lot of energy resource, in order to cover their daily demand. So, I think the US should do three things to solve their energy problem. First, nonrenewable energy, an example of this kind of energy is oil and coal. The US should try to develop themselves, and cover their needs of energy. Second, renewable energy, for example, solar, wind, nuclear power, and hydro eclectic energy. Those forms of energy could help the US to decrease their demand on nonrenewable energy. Finally, if the US improved their education by changing their school system, they might be able to have better technology. So, if the US works hard enough they might be able to solve any future energy problems before they happen.

There are many reasons which make me think that the problem between the US and China is more about globalization, which could be dangerous, or that globalization is not a good idea. The problem is between the US and China. According to L. Tyson (2005), CNOOC Ltd. was trying to buy Unocal Corp. CNOOC Ltd. is one of the largest oil companies, and mostly owned by the government of China (around 70%). And, they made an offer to buy Unocal, which was for $18.5 billion. Moreover, looking at China’s history, we can see that China is smarter than the United States in the way they handle each other. It is also hard to break down this deal, because China already overpaid in their second offer. By trying to stop this deal, the United States warned the world and showed them how dangerous it could be. Also, we could infer that the United States could not wait to see China’s economy rise (Zakaria, 2005). Basically, the US does not care about Unocal; they are more worried about China, which could cause a threat to the national security of the US. The US won’t suffer much damage, if they end the deal. Nevertheless, that might slow China’s economy, which is now open; also it could cause economic and political problems for the US. However, the US should not be worried about China; they should be worried more about energy policies. I am going to write about three things that should be done about the energy policy in the US. First, oil and coal are the largest suppliers of energy now and these kinds of resources, which are non-renewable energy, can vanish in the future. I believe this kind of energy can greatly affect the environment. For example, global warming has increased over the past millennium and it is a big problem. Second, solar, wind, nuclear, and hydroelectric power should be used more often in the US, because it is renewable energy and could not vanish. Finally, the US needs new technologies to solve the problem, which is finding ways to get an energy supply. And that will happen, if more boys and girls enter physical, science, and engineering schools. However, a lot of people migrate to the US, which is bad for the US in some ways, and so the US should develop its school system and try to decrease the number of immigrants.

First of all, in view of the increasing US population and its demand for energy, the US should try to develop its energy supply in the future. The nonrenewable fuels are just a temporarily solution that cause many problems. So, the facts, which is finding a way so billions can live, or the US is going to face many problems. I mean that oil consumption is rising now but it would go down in the next few years, then, for coal curve, which is rising. Finally, gas curve, which is rising as well, and it would keep rising for the next few years, but later it will fall down. That is because, they might use other sources of energy like renewable energy. “ Coal is the most abundant conventional fossil fuel worldwide. Identified world reserves of coal should last about 220 years at current usage rate” (Miller, Jr, 1994). That means, the coal curve is going to fall down in the future, because they will be no more coal in the world. For example, according to Financial Times Information (2005, par.12), the world population today is six billion and it continues to grow at the rate of 90 million every year. That means, the curve of this energy might fall down because of over consumption, in other words using too much energy. For example, when you use a car, you do not get back the energy, you lose the energy.

By using a kind of energy which is nonrenewable, we will face many problems. First, the temperature will be rising, which will caus the weather to change. Second, there is more carbon dioxide; I think if we burn all the coal, we are going to get a lot of energy, but we will face depletion in the ozone layer. Finally, global population has quadrupled and energy consumption has increased. So, this is why the U.S. should shift away from nonrenewable energy, and we can avoid these problems by using renewable energy. Moreover, if the US government makes some laws, they can decrease the present use of nonrenewable energy. For example, we should increase the taxes of the gas so they can save some energy, or decrease the number of SUVs, which consume a lot of energy. Moreover, the U.S. could start saving energy and money in building, for instance, super insulating houses, adding insulation, using most energy efficient devices, and setting higher standards.

However, if we take a look at the percentage of how many SUVs there are in the U.S. we will see a huge number. Moreover, when the gas prices went up, “ Maybe then we will all wake up to the idea that declining supply of resources requires us to take a very different attitude” (Toronto Star Newspapers, 2005, par. 3). Therefore, before the price of gas went up “nearly 90 percent of shoppers in the market to buy or lease a new vehicle do not believe that SUV drivers should be described as patriotic” (PR Newswire Association LLC, 2005, par. 1). After that, “ the number of vehicle shoppers considering an SUV has fallen to 34 percent” (PR Newswire Association LLC, 2005, par, 2). As I see it is fast food, larger cars such as SUVs, poor public health and poor perception of the United States by many peoples of the world are all interrelated. So, kind of begins with junk food which is inexpensive, poor in quality and makes Americans obese. Obese people don't fit in small cars, so they demand larger cars such as SUV’s to move around. However, small SUVs could cause a lot of problems, for example, SUV has much greater impact on the environmental than driving other passenger cars. We might wish people who do not need SUV won’t buy them, but people will buy whatever they want.

Solar, wind, nuclear power, and hydro-eclectic should be used the most in the US. Nuclear power has low cost and creates a less polluted environment than oil. I think developing nuclear power is a good thing for the US since it will provide enough energy for the future. However, the U.S. is also looking into hydroelectric power, which means the US will have enough energy to cover their daily supplies of energy. If nuclear power is combined with hydro-electric and each one of these powers have advantages, this will help the US to grow their economy. The US could develop rapidly if they want but it would take a lot of energy to do that. Then, if we use the energy in a good way, we will be able to save the environment. For example, when the US uses nuclear power to kill people or stores it in the wrong place, then what will happen to the environment? We hope they are using it for civilian purposes.

However, some of the primary energy sources are alternatives to oil. For example, there is conservation, hydroelectric, wind, wave, and tide but these sources are not enough. Moreover, solar electricity does not pollute the environment. Also, solar energy could help the environment problem, because it produces less air pollution and costs less. Therefore, it can be used to heat and cool houses, to power vehicles, and to help run factories. For chemical energy sources there is natural gas, and clean coal; the similarity between natural gas and clean coal is that both of them are available but the problem with both of them is how much they cost. For nuclear, there are nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, geothermal, solar terrestrial, solar power satellites, and lunar solar power. For nuclear fission, radioactive waste is the only problem; for the nuclear fusion the only problem is that it’s too complicated and the costly, and for the rest of the other nuclear is how much (Miller, Jr, 1994). So, importing less oil and spending more money on research for other energy sources is what the US should do to solve the energy problem.

“At a presidential summit in 1997, Chinese and American leaders sinned the energy and environment cooperation initiative, agreeing to work together on energy and environmental research and trade issues” (Kearney, 1999). As we know the US is in first place in energy consumption in the world and China is second. As a result, both governments decided to change the way each country produces and consumes energy. So, we are now in 2005 and the U.S. and China signed this agreement in 1999. I think both countries did not accomplish anything yet, but they still have problems. This problem is Unocal Corp, and that CNOOC Ltd. is trying to buy Unocal corp. (Tyson, 2005). Consequently, it is easy to talk the talk but it is hard to walk the walk. I mean the US was planning to change the way it produces and consumes a long time ago and they did not.

Finally, the U.S. needs to adopt new technologies to solve their energy problems. Therefore, to get the technology the US must change their school system. And, it needs education, which depends on whether the person wants to study or not, because the U.S. needs more educated people than before in order to solve its energy problem. However, the big problem is how we can let our children know what they want to study and what is better for them. If we help teachers and administrators become more productive and make their job tasks more controllable, they might help students to become better and more efficient learners. Moreover, we could help the students to prepare with the essential technology and higher-order thinking for their future (Valdez, n.d.a). Then the US might establish general directions to guide the next generation. Through desirable future and take advantage of opportunities the future will afford if we look at time (Valdez, n.d.b). However, if we start working hard we might decrease the rate of students who dropout of school. Because, since 1990 “ drop out rates have actually increased since 1990, rising to 30 percent of all 17-year-olds” (Peterson, 2005). Therefore, it is a responsibility for everyone to solve this problem in order to develop better technology to solve the energy problems in the US.

In conclusion, the US should try to develop its energy supply in the future. Using less non-renewable energy, using more renewable energy, and improving technology are great things that should be done about energy policy. Also, that will help their economy to grow. However, if the US starts working harder from now on they might be able to decrease their demand of energy in the future and increase the economy of the country. Moreover, the US could be able to get more energy research, and resolve any energy problem before such problem accurse.

*References:

Financial Times Information. (2005, Jun 19). Renewable and non-renewable resources. Retrieved Sept. 16, 2005 from LexisNexis.

Kearney, W. (1999, Dec 8). Collaboration between U.S and China on Energy R&D should be pursued vigorously. Retrieved Sept 26, 2005 from The National Academy of Engineering.

Miller JR, G.T. (1994) Environment: problems and solutions. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth publishing.

Peterson, P. (2005, Sept.27). Guest Column: American high schools hiding high dropout rates. Daily Egyptian, 7.

PR Newswire Association LLC. (2005, June 27). Purchasing an SUV not seen as patriotic. Retrieved Sept.21, 2005 from LexisNexis.

Toronto Star Newspapers, Ltd. (2005, April 13). High gas prices may be wake-up call we need. Retrieved Sept.16, 2005 from LexisNexis.

Tyson, L. (2005, Aug 15). What CNOOC leaves behind. Business Week, 101. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic Search Premier database.

Valdez, G. (n.d.a). Forming a technology implementation planning committee. North Central Regional Education Laboratory. Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/tandl/plan4.htm on Sept. 21, 2005.

Valdez, G. (n.d.b). Establishing general direction. North Central Regional Education Laboratory. Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/tandl/direct1.htm on Sept. 21, 2005.

Zakaria, F. (2005, Aug 15). Mishandling the China challenge. Newsweek 7. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic Search Premier database.

Globalization

The word globalization comes from the world global, which means worldwide. However, the new market opportunities of business models associated with globalization have been key drivers of organizational. So, the company wants to improve their cost by globalization and export goods and services to another country. Also, globalization is the key for business in this day, which lets everyone in the world open their business in the other country or buy. Basically, the Internet makes business extend in the entire world. A good example of that is music; you can download music and listen to it free in the Internet. So, the idea of globalization is a good idea in some ways for the companies, which get money, but for the other it might be a bad idea. For example, the musician, might go out of business because they do not get paid. However, the political concerns to these companies are how to attract the consumer. I mean, “ an older crowd who downloads a song or two and then, if they like what they hear, go out and buy the music” (Silverstone, 2004, par.3). The customer downloads the song free, and when he likes it he might go and buy it; that is marketing.

Basically, the businesspeople want to extend their company by globalization. So, they have to unfold their business to other countries. For example, many music companies want their CD to be the first selling in the market. Therefore, they know what kind of music every group needs and what can make them satisfied. However, “many “anti-globalization” activists love the global village but rail against the corporate” (Porter, 2005). That is because the big company is having advantages but the other company or the musician is not.

In conclusion, globalization can be dangerous, or globalization is not a good idea. Globalization is the new key of organization, which might help business to extend by the Internet. So, there are two sides; the first side is the people who have advantages and the other side is the people who have the disadvantages but not all the time.

• References:

Silverstone, S. (2004, June 21). Music Downloads: Pirates- or Customers? Retrieved Sep. 5, 2005 from http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=4206&t=innovation

Porter, K. (2005). The pro- and Anti-globalization labels just don’t fit. Retrieved from Global Envision http://www.globalenvision.org/library/8/559/ on Sep. 5, 2005.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Energy policy In the US

There are many reasons which make me think that the problem between the US and China is more about globalization, which can be dangerous, or that globalization is not a good idea. So, the problem is between the US and China. According to L. Tyson (2005), CNOOC Ltd. was trying to buy Unocal Corp. CNOOC Ltd. is one of the biggest oil companies, of which most is owned by the government of China (70%). And, they made an offer to buy Unocal, which is for $18.5 billion. Moreover, looking at China’s history, we can see that China is smarter than the United States in the way they handle each other. So, it is hard to break down this deal, because China already overpaid in their second offer. So, by trying to stop this deal, the United States warned the world and showed them how dangerous it could be. Also, we could infer that the United States could not wait to see China’s economy rise (Zakaria, 2005). Basically, the US does not care about Unocal; they are more worried about China, which is causing a threat to the national security of the US. The US won’t have much damage, if they end the deal. Nevertheless, that might slow China’s economy, which is open; also it could cause economic and political problems for the US. However, the US should not be worry about china, they should be worried more about the energy policy. I am going to write about three things that should be done about energy policy in the US. First, oil and coal are the biggest energy suppliers now and these kinds of resources, which are non-renewable energy, can vanish in the future. And, I think this kind of energy can effect the environment. For example, global warming has increased over the past millennium and it is a problem. Second, solar, wind, nuclear, and hydroelectric power should be used the most in the US, because it is renewable energy and cannot vanish. Finally, the US needs new technology to solve the problem, which is finding ways to get an energy supply. And that will happen, if more boys and girls enter physical, science, and engineering schools. However, a lot of people migrate to the US, which is bad for the US in some ways, and so the US should develop its school system and try to decrease the number of immigrants.

First of all, in view of the increasing US population and its demand for energy, the US should try to develop its energy supply in the future. By using a kind of energy which is nonrenewable, we will face many problems. First, the temperature is rising, which is causing the weather to change. Second, there is more carbon dioxide; I think if we burn all the coal, we are going to get a lot of energy, but we will face depletion in the ozone layer. Finally, global population has quadrupled and energy consumption has increased. So, this is why the US should shift away from nonrenewable energy, and we can avoid these problems by using renewable energy. Moreover, if the US government makes some lows, they can decrease the present use of nonrenewable energy. For example, increase the taxes of the gas so they can save some energy, or decrease the SUV, which consume a lot of energy.

But, solar, wind, nuclear power, and hydro-eclectic should be used the most in the US. Nuclear power has low cost and creates a less polluted environment than oil. I think developing nuclear power is a good thing for the US since it will provide enough energy for the future. However, the US is also looking into hydro-electric power, which means the US will have enough energy to cover their daily supplies of energy. If nuclear power is combined with hydro-electric and each one of these powers have advantages, this will help the US to grow their economy. The US could develop rapidly if they want but it would take a lot of energy to do that. Then, if we use the energy in a good way, we will be able to save the environment of the US. For example, when the US uses nuclear power to kill people or stores it in the wrong place, then what will happen to the environment? We hope they are using it for civilian purposes.

Finally, the US needs new technology to solve their energy problem. So, to get the technology the US must change their school system in order to decrease the present
Immigrants. And, it needs education, which depends on whether the person wants to study or not, because the US needs more educated people than before in order to solve its
energy problem.

In conclusion, the US should try to develop its energy supply in the future by using less Non-renewable energy, using more renewable energy, and improving technology are great things that should be done about energy policy in the US. Also, that will help their economy to grow up. However, if the US starts working hard from now on they might be able to decrease their demand of energy in the future and increase the economy of the country. Moreover, they would be able to get more energy research, and resolve the energy problem before the problem happens.

*References:
Tyson, L. (2005, Aug 15). What CNOOC leaves behind. Business Week, 101. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic Search Premier database.
Zakaria, F. (2005, Aug 15). Mishandling the China challenge. Newsweek 7. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic Search Premier database.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Energy policy In the US

I became interested in energy policy in the US because my major will be petroleum engineering and it is not just the US’s but also the world’s problem. And, there are many reasons which make me think that this problem is more about globalization, which can be dangerous, or globalization is not a good idea. So, the problem is between the US and China. According to L. Tyson (2005), CNOOC Ltd.’s trying to buy Unocal Corp. So, CNOOC Ltd. is one of the biggest oil companies, of which most is owned by the government of China (70%). And, they made an offer to buy Unocal, which is $18.5 billion. Moreover, looking at China’s history, we can see that China is smarter than the United States in the way they handle each other. So, it is hard to break down this deal, because China already overpaid in their second offer. So, by trying to stop this deal, the United States warned the world and showed them how dangerous it could be. Also, we could infer that the United States could not wait to see China’s economy rise (Zakaria, 2005). Basically, the US does not care about Unocal; they are more worried about China, which is causing a threat to the national security of the US. The US won’t have much damage, if they end the deal. Nevertheless, that might slow China’s economy, which is open; also it could cause economic and political problems for the US.

I am going to write about three things that should be done about energy policy in the US. First, oil and coal are the biggest energy suppliers now and these kinds of resources, which are non-renewable energy, can vanish in the future. And, I think this kind of energy can effect the environment. For example, global warming has increased over the past millennium and it is a problem. Second, solar, wind, nuclear, and hydroelectric power should be used the most in the US, because it is renewable energy and cannot vanish. Finally, the US needs new technology to solve the problem, which is finding ways to get an energy supply. And that will happen, if more boys and girls enter physical, science, and engineering schools. However, a lot of people migrate to the US, which is bad for the US in some ways and so the US should develop its school system and try to decrease the number of immigrant’s people.

I read some articles about this issue, which is energy policy in the US, and I have good background. But, I need to do more research about the Non-renewable energy, renewable energy, and technology.

*References:
Tyson, L. (2005, Aug 15). What CNOOC leaves behind. Business Week. 101. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic
Search Premier database.

Zakaria, F. (2005, Aug 15). Mishandling the China challenge. Newsweek 7. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic Search Premier database.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

China and the US

In “Mishandling the China challenge” F. Zakaria (2005, Aug 15) says, that China’s trying to buy Unocal Corp. Looking at China’s history, we can see that China is smarter than the United States in the way they handle each other. Recently, CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corp) finished their bid to buy Unocal. But, the Congress is against this deal. However, it is hard to break down this deal, because China already overpaid in their second offer. So, by trying to stop this deal, the United States warned the world and showed them how dangerous it could be. Also, we could infer that the United States could not wait to see China’s economy rise. That means they wanted to stop their economy before it rose. Moreover, if Unocal close the world energy sector and change it to be foreign investment. The US won’t have much damage, because they will end the deal. Nevertheless, that might slow china’s economic, which is open; also it could cause economic and political problems for the US. If we compares between the US military and China’s budget, we can see that the US spends around $400 billion every year, while China consumes about $70 billion on average. So, China’s increase the presents of chance and great confront to the world, also a threat to the world.

In view of China, which is trying to buy Unocal, I disagree with the way of the US, which is trying to stop China from buying Unocal. I think the US is worried about China taking the lead in world business. However, there are many reasons, which make me disagree with the way of the US in mishandling China. Globalization means control, which might cause disparities between countries. The US is one of the countries which is taking the lead in business. But, free trade and globalization bring the possibility that one country can dominate the world. For example, when some country, for example China, controls the business of the world, we would be worried about it, as the world was worried about the US. So, I think globalization has bad points.

Moreover, there are other reasons, which make me think that globalization can be dangerous, or globalization is not a good idea. Globalization brings rules to follow, which I think not every country could follow, or it could cause problems with other countries. For example, Unocal is good example of that. I mean there are problems between the US and China, which I think were not problems in the beginning. Because both countries I think agree with the world free trade of business that could let them buy anything. However, if there were a rule the problem might be solved from the beginning.

Also, I think China is smarter than the US in handling each other. As the entire world knows, the US is one of richest countries in the world. Also, they spend a lot of money without thinking about the future. On the other hand, China does not have a lot of money, but they know how to make money. Also, they know how to develop themselves so fast with infinite new technology, which helps them to become a more developed country. However, I think the US should educate more people and think of the future more seriously. So, if the US take care more of the education parts they might be able to get new technology and be in the lead of business again.

In conclusion, there are many reasons which make me disagree with the way of the US in mishandling China. Globalization means control. Second, there is no rule in globalization but if there was a rule than I think there might be no problem. Finally, the US must work hard in order to get new technology as China is working hard.

* References:
Zakaria, F. (2005, Aug 15). Mishandling the China challenge. Newsweek 7. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic Search Premier database.

Friday, September 09, 2005

What should the US do?

In “What CNOOC leaves behind,” L.Tyson (2005, Aug 15) says, CNOOC Ltd.’s trying to buy Unocal Corp. So, CNOOC Ltd. is one of the biggest oil companies, of which most is owned by the government of China (70%). And, they made an offer to buy Unocal, which is $18.5 billion. Also, that offer made the US worry about how huge China’s economy is. However, that offer failed, and both the US and China were trying their best for who might win. Nevertheless, the CNOOC bid could be accepted if Unocal approved it and 1% is what Unocal’s production of oil is. If we take a look since1988 we can see how the US government controls business, but nowadays there is competition in business. However, China is getting a lot of good technology to handle the problem, which is that they cannot drill more in order to increase oil; that means if oil has gone they could not drill. So, China is working on this problem, and they are truing to decrease the demand of energy, which I think the US should do also. CNOIC and Unocal deal would have pass the national security or increase oil reserves.

In view of the increase in US population and demand for energy, they should try to develop energy supply in the future. I disagree with Unocal’s letting CNOOC Ltd., own Unocal, which may help to increase China’s economy. I believe that US needs more oil and they do not have to worry about it because Saudi Arabia can provide it. Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest oil suppliers in the world, and the Middle East oil has been the world’s most reliable supply. However, the low cost of energy is available for US now, but what about the next 50 years? I mean if the US lost Unocal they will spend more money on oil to cover their daily demand. Also, Unocal could cover 1% of the daily demand of the US, which means saving money.

The US needs new technology to solve the problem, which is finding a way to get the energy supply. And, I think the US does not care about Unocal; they are more worried about China, which is causing a threat to the national security of the US. So, I think even if CNOOC Ltd. owned Unocal, the US must not be worried about this issue, because they must think about how they could cover their daily demand of energy, and that is the problem. For example, nowadays the US is facing a big problem, which is oil price; the price of oil is very high and it is hard for the people to pay this price.

In addition, the US could do without using oil, and that seems too hard for the US to do without oil. But, if the US work hard and start from now they might be able to find other research of energy, as China is working hard in their technology. I mean renewable energy; for example, solar, wind, nuclear power, and hydro-eclectic.

In conclusion, they should try to develop energy supplies in the future with the new technology; which might help the US to cover their daily demand and increase their economy. Also, the US would be able to get more energy research, and resolve the energy problem before the problem occurs.

*References:
Tyson, L. (2005, Aug 15). What CNOOC leaves behind. Business Week. 101. Retrieved Aug 25, 2005 from Ebsco: Academic Search Premier database.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Globalization

In “Myths of globalization,” R. Peters says that we have illusions about globalization. Examples of different kinds of globalization are the internationalization of trade, services, investment, and information sharing. However, we think that globalization could lead humanity to world peace. For example, through Islam the Middle East managed peacefully the way of trade between the West and the Far East. There are more similarities between cultures in the past; nowadays there are a lot of differences between them. Also, globalization has distorted international relationships deeply; nevertheless it never changed the nature of humanity. So, the second legend of globalization has very old ancestry and that is peace. And, the people’s wish to have faith in a worldly heaven is old and comprehensible. However, today the meaning of globalization is anxiety, which ignores the truth of globalization. Everything in the world has positive and negative aspects and so does globalization. One example of the positive thing of globalization is the Internet. So, no matter what happens with globalization of change, it would not distort the human nature.

I agree with the author that globalization has bad points and it could not change human nature. There are many reasons which make me think that globalization can be dangerous, or globalization is not a good idea. First, globalization brings rules to follow, which I think not every country could follow. For example, my country, Saudi Arabia, has disagreed with the world trade of business, which means if Saudi Arabia agrees, we will have alcoholics in our country, which is against our religion “Islam”. So, that means International trade is more complex and integrated. I think the more rules there are, the greater it would be.

Second, I think globalization means control which might cause disparities between billions of people all over the world. For example, when some country, for example China, controls the business of the world, we would worry about it. This is because control of the market means you get most of the money, which means you could buy anything you want.

Finally, there is an important thing that we should do as humans; we should know which way is right and which way is wrong. I think we as humans should think or plan to do something before we do it. I mean we should think of the thing that we want to do or ask ourselves, is that right or wrong or ask someone who knows, so he can give us advice.

In conclusion, there are many reasons which I think make globalization a bad idea. First of all, not every country could follow globalization’s rules. Second, controlling the world by globalization could cause disparities in the world. Finally, we should think about the thing we do before we do it, and whether it is right or wrong.

* Reference:
Peters, R. (2005, May 23). Myths of globalization. USA Today. Retrieved Aug 23, 2005 from Lexis/Nexis.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Halloween

Halloween in Carbondale was very dangerous in the past three years. For example, a lot of people were arrested because they damaged the city. However, when the city of Carbondale saw how serious this problem was, they closed the bars and kept the university open. I think closing the bars in the Halloween is the best solution to avoid this kind of problem. And, when the university is open the students will be busy, which is also a great thing.

I did an interview with Laura Halliday about Halloween in Carbondale. Laura Halliday has a good background about Halloween because she has lived in Carbondale since her childhood. And, in her childhood she wore a costume and went to get some candy from the people (trick or treat) which is something usually children do in Halloween. However, she said the damage which happened in Halloween in Carbondale is not caused by the people who live in the town, but when the people who live next to Carbondale hear that a party will be in Carbondale, they come to the town and damage the town and fight. Also, she thinks that closing the bars is a good idea but for a while, not every Halloween. Moreover, she thinks that the university must trust the students, and I agree with that. Also, she said, Carbondale did not handle Halloween problem well in the past. Finally, the best solution to avoid these kinds of problem is to make a concert or activity, which the university will do and be in charge, as Laura Halliday said. And, I agree with Laura Halliday because students need to do some fun activity.