The Global Economy by the Numbers

Economic globalization is a controversial issue with real-world consequences: cheap consumer goods and booming foreign trade opportunities, but also the loss of good-paying jobs (including office jobs as well as factory jobs) in rich countries like the United States. What can numbers tell us about the impact of globalization on the U.S. economy and on other economies throughout the world? What effect has the environment had on the global economy? Is overpopulation leading to poverty? Are we running out of oil and other natural resources?