Synopses & Reviews
An expose of the results of Today's Global economy on the poor. Low prices that benefit first-world consumers often put the poor at even greater risk. As tansnational corporations try to increase profits by reducing costs, laborers in Latin America, Asia or Africa, or here in the U.S. work long hours but are still poor, hungry, and subject to abuse. Topics addressed include the nature of globaliztion; how structural adjustment programs work; the use of slave labor; the need of workers, especially women, for health care, adequate food, and freedom from abuse; and the violence that comes from unregulated work environments.