What do you think are the reasons for unfair trade?
I think one the reasons for unfair trades happening right now because one of the traders (usually who initiated the trade) wanted more benefit so the person might cheat and disadvantage the person he is trading with, causing an unfair trade.
What does it mean to have equal opportunities?
In this context, I think to have equal opportunities means that each person gets the same chance. For example, if A gets to know what the conditions of the item he’s trading with that means B is supposed to have the same opportunity A is given. If this is done in each trade and everyone is satisfied with their choices, then I think it would be fine to call it a fair trade.
Why are systems an important part of understanding how things are traded?
Systems is an important part of understanding how things are traded because without a system, there would be a lot of unfair trade which is going to disadvantage a lot of people. A system that humans have invented to make trading easier is money. Nowadays we have a system that makes trading fairer and much more easier. Instead of trading clothes with shoes we all trade with money.
Use the documentary Home and your own ideas to define the term Globalization. How do you think the big idea of Globalization is connected to Fair Trade?
Personally, I think trading have played quite a big role in globalization. Because without trading people won’t know each other’s culture and we won’t be able to know what is going on in other places if we don’t trade information. Trading between people from different countries and ethnic groups have been happening since a long time ago. Trading spices, silk, with other things that the westerners have.