Have a look at your iPod, its base or its plug and read what it says: "Designed in California, Assembled in China or Taïwan."
Interesting. Easy to rephrase: "Inspired in California, Perspired in China."
Or, if you wish, "Californian brain, Chinese muscles."
This reflects a rather binary view of the world.
A recent work at MIT offers a different perspective. Indeed, I am currently reading MIT Professor Suzanne Berger's new book entitled: How We Compete. It's a good read because it offers a balanced view of globalisation and shows, as always, that nothing is either black or white, in other words that the world has not become flat.
By the way, I prefer the French title: "Made in World" (not exactly French but more to the point!): Made is both brain and muscles.