Ken Garduno, Illustrator
Trade Off: Stories of Globalization and Backlash

What does globalization look like in your life? Tell us!

Hayley Hershman Aug 25, 2017
Ken Garduno, Illustrator

Over Labor Day weekend the Marketplace Sustainability Desk is taking over the Marketplace Weekend show, for a pop-up hour on global trade. It’s part of our series called Trade Off, which looks at the ways globalization has helped and hurt individuals and economies. Backlash against increased globalization is all over news headlines: President Trump’s call for the U.S. to a build border wall, the U.K. leaving the European Union and the new NAFTA negotiations being a few key examples.

But globalization plays out in everyday life, in ways that don’t get mentioned as often on the political stage.

For you, globalization might mean a pair of cheap shoes, access to the internet, or the chance to travel or work abroad. Perhaps you or someone you know got laid off from a job, and it seems to be due to competition from another country.

On the flip side, you may have gotten into a new industry because global markets make for new customers and businesses.

We want to hear from you: How has globalization affected your life? In your day-to-day life, what does globalization look like?

Share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Facebook. You  can email the team at, where you can also send us your voice memos.

As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.