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Should we have a single global language?
A universal language would lead to greater equality of opportunities around the world.
In developing countries, it is normally only the rich who can afford to attend schools where languages such as English are taught well. As such, international opportunities are only available to the rich.
The majority of global citizens do not have the resources to master undesigned colonial languages but they have a right to participate in global affairs.
It is neither fair nor beneficial to the world that a Chinese Scientist, no matter how brilliant, will be wasted unless she speaks English. A better-designed bridge language could prevent this wastage.
A single global language would curb the current advantage of native English speakers leveling the playing field in culture industry, business, academia, etc ...