Some times you talk a lot of shiit Mike. Other times you come out with some real gems. This is one of them. Well done.The idea of globalisation came from the realisation that what set the US, western Europe and Australia apart from the rest of the world was not wealth, some countries in Africa and Asia have wealth that dwarfed many European countries, but how equally shared out (up to a point) that wealth was. An ordinary working man in those countries could have a house, a car, take a foreign holiday and as such was happy and productive, if only we could share that with benighted third world shiteholes the whole world would be as plump and prosperous as the West.
But what this came down to in the end was simply taking all those nice well paying jobs from working class Americans and Europeans (note I don't go for the usual trope "white working class" as the biggest sufferers in the US were African-American workers) and sending them overseas.
When the only people complaining were working class people, no one needed to pay any attention to them, especially as the middle classes were getting richer and able to buy even more nice things cheap from overseas (including servants). But this is no longer so, vast swathes of middle class jobs are now disappearing. Huge parts of accountancy, medical and even legal work can now be sent to India to be done overnight and returned the next morning for a tenth of the price. Other jobs are going, technical and design work, we read in another thread that airline pilots are being outsourced, this is going to hurt the opinion makers very soon.
We could ignore the Sun readers when their jobs were being lost, when the Daily Telegraph and Guardian readers are losing their earnings to India and the Philippines, and that is happening, that's when we will see the abandonment of globalisation and a new era of protectionism.