'Your well-paying computer job has been outsourced to India; you are unable to pay your health insurance premiums; you discover that 80 percent of the food you eat is genetically modified, that all of your elected politicians are millionaires, and that corporate advertising is inundating your kids' schools. As an American you might have experienced one or all of these negative effects of economic globalization. The situation is considerably worse for two-thirds of the people in the world ... [They] lack basic necessities such as suitable housing, clean water, food, health care, and education. Although poverty is an age-old problem, in many places economic globalization has exacerbated, not alleviated, it.' -from the introduction
The authors hope is that Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, COmmunity, and World 'will motivate people to make changes in their own lifestyles and to organize with others to change institutions and policies so that all inhabitants of the earth as well as the earth itself can, as theologian Sallie McFague says, 'live abundantly.''