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Grassroots Boycott: The Fight For Human Rights

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“Inequality, conflict, and regulatory corruption are all part and parcel of capitalism, history has borne this out numerous times unless someone steps in to break them up, monopolies are the natural result of unbridled capitalism.” Author John Perkins, also known as the ‘economic hitman’ describes his role as a highly paid professional who helped the U.S. cheat poor countries around the world out of trillions of dollars by providing them more money in which they could not pay back and later, taking over their economies in exchange of natural resources such as oil. In the epilogue of his book “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” he expresses his thoughts on taking ownership and changing the ...view middle of the document...

” (Perkins 268) Thus, advocating the realism of exploited workers and their sacrifice in making American goods. John Perkins practices global peace and prosperity in ways he included on cutting back on oil consumption and shopping; being aware of products bought as well as the companies one supports.
Additionally, the ecosystem we live in is dying. Market prices do not efficiently allocate goods and services. Under capitalism, for example, natural resources are priced at a removal cost, not at clean up costs and are therefore affected by the outside onto the community and the fortune of other generations. Perkins notes, “More than eight million people around the world die each year because they are too poor to stay alive...The $450 billion the U.S. will spend this year on the military will never buy peace if it continues to spend around one thirtieth of that, just $15 billion, to address the plight of the world’s poorest of the poor, whose societies are destabilized by extreme poverty and thereby become havens of unrest, violence, and even global terrorism.” (Perkins 272-273) The consequence of continuous war can lead to destruction of the human society, thereby poisoning, despoil, and the privatization of earth’s natural resources. John perkins advises readers to protest against companies that pillage the environment.
Finally, the most consequential reason grassroots boycott can affect the policies of multinational corporations, availing reduce self-eradication of the overall global imperil is the corporate acquisitiveness practiced in the...

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