Rebecca Blank is right, we’re not all good people, and people end up doing harm, even when they don’t intend to. The market itself isn’t moral or amoral, but people are, and people control the market. We do have responsibilities to each other and the world in terms of financial gain and overall the health of people and the planet. More is not always the best way to think. On black Friday, people stampeded a man to death at Wal-Mart in order to buy televisions. The customers were angry when the store was closed, because they wanted a TV. They did not care that this was a person, and he had people who now don’t have him anymore. Globalization isn’t necessarily bad, but we need to stop and think about how this process divorces us from intimacy with our communities. We now have to work to remind ourselves that there are people around us and our responsibilities to each other if we’re going to survive.
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