Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thought for the Day

Here's my question about globalization: What if the media (which is run by corporations) skews coverage of global economic issues in a way that purposely paints a rosier picture of progress then is actually happening on the ground? Here's a statistic that hints at this scenario:

"According to the United Nations, three hundred million more people live in extreme poverty around the world than ten years ago. The developed countries are experiencing unprecedented growth and dazzling technology, yet half the world's people have never made a phone call." — The Global Activist's Manual: Local Ways to Change the World, edited by Mike Prokosch and Laura Raymond

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