Behind Globalization's Glitz

"The water system was privatized a decade ago.. many in Benito Juarez have running water only three or four hours a day... half the residents are not connected to the sewer system, and local groundwater has turned toxic...

""Globalization is a process that radically undermines national projects," he says. "International capital, as you can see here in Cancun, wants to offer only enough wages, healthcare and education to guarantee a minimum of stability. It then becomes complicit with corrupt local governments. And neither side asks very much of each other. Instead they fuse into a single mafia that robs the population of its human dignity"" (Cooper, Marc. "Behind Globalization's Glitz." The Nation, September 22, 2003, 17-20).

Colby Glass, MLIS