Many experts assert that globalization has essentially made us less independent and more closely connected to other people than ever before . This enhanced connectivity has important implications for individuals , small businesses , corporations , and governments . Thomas Friedman has been a strong supporter of globalization and emphasizes the benefits of globalization ’ s technologies and outcomes . Do you agree with his view ? Why or why not ? What are some of the challenges experienced by governments that are associated with globalization ? What are some of the challenges experienced by individuals ?