Global Health or Global Wealth?
There’s one global economic model that creates wealth for the few, at the expense of the many. In that model, a country’s resources and the labor of its people exist to deliver products with the lowest possible cost and the highest possible profit. That profit goes into the pockets of corporate executives and shareholders. The people and the planet are secondary considerations. But there is another model, where wealth is shared and where economic decisions are based on fairness and sustainability. Successful grassroots efforts are underway around the globe to make this vision a reality.
Kevin Danaher was co-founder and public education director of Global Exchange, the San Francisco-based non-profit organization that led the campaign that exposed Nike’s use of sweatshop labor and promotes grassroots, citizen-oriented efforts in international trade. He is the author of Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Mama, 50 Years Is Enough, Globalize This!, and Democratizing the Global Economy.