Equality and Economy: The Global Challenge (Foundations of Cultural Thought Series)

ISBN: 9780759106888
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication Date: 2004-11-20
Number of pages: 256
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Anthropologist Michael Blim identifies equality as the key global issue of our time, the value above all others that will improve human well-being. Using it as a measure for policy, he demonstrates how equality can be operationalized and change how our economies function, both in the United States and worldwide. The author argues for the development of universal welfare remedies, believing that such fundamental problems of human existence can only be solved by utilizing the full resources of the planet. He analyzes successful attempts by regions, communities, and social movements around the world to improve the human condition. Equality and Economy creates a foundation for social science inquiry and critical thinking, particularly about global justice and transnational issues. It is valuable for instructors in anthropology, development and labor studies, sociology and political science.

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