According to the Social Weather Stations, most people surveyed in 18 countries believe that globalization is mostly good for most people. This is quite an eye-opener - all along I thought most people were, at the very least, wary of globalization.
The highest "approval ratings", as it were, for globalization are found - unshockingly - in China and South Korea. Export-dependent countries both. (Goes to show you the legendary antiglobalist Korean hotheads demonstrating in every possible ocassion, are not quite representative of their countrymen.)
Interestingly, the lowest approval rating is in the Philippines. Perhaps it's the level of education - after all, it's the Philippines and India who are least approving of globalization.
However the result for the Philippines, despite low educational level of the population, should still be surprising. After all, 1 in 5 Filipino workers is employed overseas. Does the export of labor turn the remaining citizenry off of globalization, unlike the export of goods? I conjecture, "yes." The export of labor is attended with great ambivalence, from which the export of goods is spared. The latter separates the worker from the labor (which is then embodied in the product) - the product then undergoes the slings and arrows of xenophobia, while the worker takes off at five o'clock and goes - home.
Of course I'd be the last to oppose free market choices to migrate. But I'd be the first to admit - yes, my ambivalence.
Bayan ko, nahan ka
Ako ngayo'y nag-iiisa
Nais kong magbalik
Sa iyo, bayan ko
Patawarin mo ako
Kung ako'y nagkamali
Sa landas na aking
(My country, where are you?
I am now alone.
I wish to return to you, my country.
If I have erred
In the way
I have taken. )