For the first million years of human existence, world per capita GPD did not rise above $140. From 1500 to 1900, multiplied five times to $680. Today the per capita GPD is over $6500. This increase in production across the globe is thanks in part to globalization. The Romans built roads. The Europeans built ships. And the Americans built airplanes. It became impossible for nations to isolate themselves. Economies thrived, tariffs dropped, and trade flowed. But what does this mean for you? It means you can save money by outsourcing to cheaper locations on the other side of the globe.