New Balls, Please
Abrams, F. 2002. New balls, please. The Guardian, June 24. (Links to an external site.)
Read the article by Fran Abrams from The Guardian newspaper in the UK which tells about the story of the tennis ball produced for the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London, England every year.
Notes: This article was written for a newspaper in the UK. You may be unfamiliar with some of the place names in the UK, so this is clarified for you here: SW19 (Wimbledon, London), Barnsley, Ipswich, Loughborough, Cheltenham, Grimethorpe are all towns in England. The currency exchange rate to compare the values given in GBP (pounds sterling) to USD (US dollars) at the time of publication is GBP 1 = USD 1.50. The term redundancy refers to severance.
Now write a review of the article, highlighting the core issues which the author is raising in line with the topic of “the ethics of globalization”. Examples of such issues might include: international standards, global supply chains, power of MNCs, race to the bottom, impact on local workforces, human rights, etc.
Consult the textbook chapter 10 if needed.
You should submit your review in a short essay format (not bullet points) in a Word document.