It was back in the winter of 1953 or so when I caught my first glimpse of the upcoming event called globalization. It was back in the day when we had spent billions of U.S. dollars “rebuilding” Japan and Germany and were smack-dab in the middle of yet another war. This one with Korea supposedly (but actually with communist China).
My first sighting of globalization was a Volkswagen Beetle upside down in a ditch on Highway 2 just south of Glacier Park in the winter of 1952 or so.
Before that time, all I had seen were the autos from our own “Big Three” automakers, each with three and...