Lecture 6 +7 Notes

Lecture 6 +7 Notes - Garrett Brnger 1/24/08 2/12/08...

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Garrett Brnger 1/24/08 – 2/12/08 Lectures 6 + 7(of notes, 7 th + 8 th Lectures overall) Impact of Neoliberalism - WINNERS o CONSUMERS IN DCs o BIG COMPETITIVE DC BUSINESSES- access to new foreign markets o JOBS FOR LDC WOMEN (END EXTREME POVERTY) May be suck-ass jobs, but they are jobs There’s a “choice” to work there (between bad jobs and worse jobs) o INDUSTRIAL JOBS IN PERIPHERY - LOSERS o DC WORKERS, MIDDLE CLASS (OUTSOURCING), & UNCOMPETITIVE/SMALL BUSINESSES o LDC LABOR WORKER EXPLOITATION: “Race to the bottom”/Deregulation, bust unions Companies try to keep the least amount of benefits possible MIDDLE CLASS (job losses with privatizations & state downsizing) POOR: NEW INCOME INEQUALITY OFTEN ALSO RISE IN Inequality has gone up Poverty has also risen Richer countries get richer in comparison to the poorer ones “How do you rank corruption?” – Transparency International Discussion about The End of Poverty
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SO 242 taught by Professor Eckstein during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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Lecture 6 +7 Notes - Garrett Brnger 1/24/08 2/12/08...

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