Globalization and the Intensive Deepening of the Market

  • Makoto NishibeEmail author


It has been more than 10 years since the twenty-first century began, and we face several serious issues. There is a dark, heavy cloud of concern. Companies have gone bankrupt, and laborers have lost their jobs due to depression and restructuring after the global financial crisis in 2008. This has resulted in a widening gap between the rich and the poor, as well as increased rates of unemployment, suicide, death in isolation, and child abuse. Additionally, the presence of an aging society has created a strain on pension systems and care services. Cohesiveness within families, schools, and local districts is breaking down, while politicians, bureaucrats, and large companies continue to lower their standards of behavior in sense of responsibility and morality. Most of these lament things are rooted in economic affairs. They widely and deeply eroded our internal values and ethics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EconomicsSenshu UniversityKawasakiJapan

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