Emphasize relationships and activities of labour, capitalists, nation-states, consumers, and the natural environment.

Essay 2

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Emphasize relationships and activities of labour, capitalists, nation-states, consumers, and the natural environment.

● Culture of capitalism/global commodity chains ● Karl Polanyi’s Paradox ● Negative externalities ● Challenges of internalizing externalities (= “sustainability”)

——————————————————————————————————————————- Question: Choose either a specific commodity or some aspect of a commodity chain (such as its labour and/or ownership/control conditions: Social, economic, environmental,and/or health consequences: political violence/ war: etc.).