Globalization is the changing of our world into one where our economic, social, and political relatons are becoming more and more intertwined and international. In a way, it refers to the fact that our world is becoming a smaller place. Advances in information and communications technology mean that we can contact people on the other side of the world more easily, and receive international news the same moment that it is happening. On the trade side, more and more trade is occurring on an international level.For example, a shoe with a German brand name that is sold in the United States might be made in China.Globalization has benefits, but there are concerns that these  are not reaching people equally.