You do not like my long-winded responses, and you ask me these questions? I will try to make a diet-sized answer.
Globalization, in my view, improves the quality of life for everyone involved by creating a certain amount of competition and incentive. This leads to economic growth, and the intermingling of cultures leads to more modernizations and liberalizations in otherwise hyper-autocratic societies. Look at Saudi, for example. China. Taiwan. Vietnam are examples of globalization. That is not to say it should not go unchecked and indeed regulated to a degree. This calls in a benefit that is not new, a living wage. When certain conditions are met, all citizens of a nation would receive $X each month. I have no problem with a little democratic socialism. It will work as long as the economics and benefits are constantly monitored and adjustments made when and where necessary.
Feminism. I am not one of these hyper folks who think that all sex is rape and all men should be castrated. But I do feel women to get over sexualized in all parts of our society. I keep hearing it is a man’s world and women should shut up. No. (i am trying to keep it short, ok)
I am a EU-phile, as well. I think Brexit was a mistake. At the same time, I do not feel it necessary for the EU to have to negotiate with the UK on their exit. If they want out, just leave. Kick out all the EU citizens in the country, and the EU will do the same. The EU as an economic bloc is the most powerful economic force to deal with at this time. A united Europe can withstand many economic and political forces. They will be in a better position to negotiate trade deals with other nations or blocs. They will be better able to absorb any slashes to costs or taxes than any single nation would. I am afraid that Mr Farage and Brother Theodore have led the UK astray. I do not think it is gloom and doom, but when MPs start talking about having to grow own food, things are not looking rosy. I think RH “The EU can bugger off!”* Rees-Moggs stiff upper lip is starting to quiver a bit. *he never actually said that, but his attitude towards the hard brexit leans towards that.
AS per Google. Well, he is right. They are a private company and if they have become more powerful than a government, then isn’t that the goal? I dunno. I remember a lot of what he said being tossed around years ago as arguments against diversity programs. The problem I have, is what he says about women, or his researched findings, is that nature or nurture? Are women biologically programmed that way, or has it been fed to them their entire lives? Same with men and the higher drive. I think that would fall more into the nurture side. I remember while growing up it was all about “Boys make machines, girls make cakes.” How many career books, or whatever from your youth do you remember showing women doing powerful stuff? In a male dominated society, women still take a back seat. While he may have been right on his info, was the info originally gathered correctly? I get that women take time off to have babies and what not, but it is kind of sad they have to choose a career or family. I dunno. Sociology is not my thing.
I found two articles to counter what he said. One by a former Google engineer, and another lifted from Business Insider (which kinda backs up what I said).
I do not necessarily think he should have been fired, per se, but he should have approached the issue differently in a more “open to discussion” sort of way and filtered his ideas in slower.
What he said about YouTube is true, but more to it than that. They censor a lot of things from the left and right, not just Praeger (before I clicked on the VDO I thought “This must be from Praeger!” I was right! The preview graphics gave it away.) They have an automated algorithm that is used to detect certain things to be monetized or shown at all. It is a work in progress.
Google is a private company. Forcing government on them would be anti-1st amendment and anti-capitalist. They are also in ingrained in all our lives the world over (except China) so, I do not think they feel any need to change tact.