Multinationals: Discuss positive and negative of them for ordinary peoples in both the First World and Third World countries. The Multinational corporation network worldwide is vast, involving nations and subsidiaries in each nation. From critical point of view, multinationals forge links between very different countries and among the people within a country. Within Third World countries, multinationals have direct linkages through the products they produce, many flowing to consumers who cannot read; through their workers who are often drawn from urban slums or rural poverty; through the purchase of materials, components, and services from local suppliers. On the positive side, for instance, the researchers agree that industrial growth, managerial abilities and employee skill development are enhanced. They also observe that the multinationals contribute to the overall economic development, as well as manifest corporate good citizenship offering assistance to local communities.
Simultaneously, the gap between the rich and poor countries persists and more critical, it has encouraged conspicuous consumption and thereby reinforced class disparities (Tavis, 76).
Unemployment: Define, clarify, and discuss negative of this on the individual (not societal) level. Unemployment can be examined in two different aspects, in particular economic and sociological. From the critical socio-psychological point of view, unemployment is a stressful life-event for most individuals. Most working individuals become adapted to a routine of going to work, eating meals, exercising, taking leisure time, visiting with friends and family, and sleeping. Research has shown that the inability to keep busy and to structure ones day during unemployment is associated with poor mental health, increased physical symptoms, and unhappiness about being unemployed (Wanberg, 81).
“I have freedom,” you say? Do you really? Perhaps, in some ways, you do. But in the end, you’re just another puppet being controlled by invisible strings whether you know it or not. “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains,” Jean-Jacques Rousseau once said. In society, man is “chained” and controlled by the government, by pressure of conforming to the social norms, by wealth and social ...
Conducted studies, based on time diaries to analyze daily activity, found that unemployed men who were more active had higher levels of mental well-being. Moreover, it reported that structured and purposeful use of time was positively correlated with self-esteem and negatively correlated with depressive symptoms among both unemployed and employed groups. Bibliography Tavis, L. A. (1992).
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