The global economy is a runaway train that is causing
more and more suffering in the world. The current 'profit
before people' system is causing the gap between the
very rich and the very poor to grow larger each year.
In order to transform the global economy into a true
global community, we need to create a Better World Economy
- an economic system that gives value to other commodities
besides money. Then we can create more sustainable local,
national and global communities.
If it keeps going the way it's going, the global economy
will eventually collapse, causing widespread suffering
and devastation. But there are many things we can do
to change the economic system before a catastrophe.
Money, when used for good, can help change the world.
Put your resources to work for a better world. Be conscious
of the way you spend your money. Purchase Fair Trade
products - products that are supplied by workers and
growers who are paid fair wages, and work in safe conditions.
Demand corporate responsibility -- with our purchasing
power, we can force corporations to manufacture and
distribute their goods in ways that respect workers
and protect our planet. Take a bite out of corporate
control by getting money out of politics.