Globalization: One Of Many Forms

You don’t often realize the odd ways that globalization can pop up. You might think of it in terms of multi-national corporations, financial markets, celebrity and pop culture, fashion, or maybe sports. Or perhaps you think of global communications via twitter and all the rest. But let me give you another example, one I found buried deep in a Wall Street Journal article over the weekend.

The New York City Police Department, NYPD, has an intelligence department that focuses almost exclusively on terrorism. This department has personnel stationed in 11 cities OVERSEAS. Allow me to restate it for effect: in addition to their city-base location in New York, 11 other cities outside the US have these NYPD folks working in their municipalities.

Friends, that’s globalization.