Season 2
Episode 3
The
problem
with
Globalization: Made in America

America’s leaders know what’s plaguing the country: Globalization. Thankfully they have a plan – globalization of their own, American-style.

What happens when states compete against each other to woo corporations who promise new jobs? Sure, states trying to lure companies to relocate to their towns might sound like a good thing, but who really benefits? As Jon discovers in our newest episode, these companies benefit from incentives and tax breaks, but wages often go down, environmental regulations tend to go away, and it’s the workers who usually end up suffering. Our panelists explain what this practice has cost their communities and how they’ve fought back. And finally Jon travels to North Carolina to talk to Gov. Roy Cooper about why his state has done this and if that money might have been better spent on things that actually help the people who already live there.