Globalized Middle Class

Thomas Barnett compares international opinion on globalization to the wealth divide created by America’s 19th century industrialization. Barnett’s a big believer in the rise of the global middle class as globalization’s meal ticket. I suspect he’s right about what will drive globalization’s supporters, but I wonder whether the resentment caused by the stagnation (or in some cases rollback) of the developed world’s middle class won’t outweigh the eagerness of the developing world to accede to it.