2013年度1回(2013年6月実施) TOPIC： Do multinational corporations play a positive role in today’s world?
・Consumers ・Cultural diversity ・Human rights ・Jobs ・Tax revenue ・The environment
The number of multinational corporations has been increasing rapidly. It is undeniable fact that it would affect residents in good and bad way. However, the benefits surely outweigh the disadvantage for the following reasons.
The most important reason is related to job opportunities. Global companies create wealth and livelihood around the world. They usually offer not only stable jobs but also family benefits. Therefore, the workers' quality of life improve dramatically compared with working at local small farms.
Moreover, the more multinational corporations gain profits, the more tax revenue increases in the countries since lots of developing countries are struggling against income because of the lack of industries. At this point, giant companies contribute substantial benefits to governments and local citizens.
Their size and scale of operations also enables consumers to receive lower average cost and prices, ensuring that there is a minimum standard of product quality. Moreover, purchasers can obtain international foods and goods without leaving their countries. Therefore, their products can add comfort to people's life worldwide.
With all the reasons mentioned above, I think MNCs are unfailingly beneficial to the world. Their contribution to the world economy will be beefed-up and result in ameliorating global poverty. Still, there are some room to improve the situation. Thus, people can expect better life in the future.