● 750-900 words or more of narrative text; no maximum word count. ● Double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font; in-text citations; references
section; ● Chicago, MLA, or APA format. ● Grading criteria
○ Relevance: the ideas expressed indicate that the student has seriously engaged the assigned material.
○ Clarity, coherence: the ideas are stated clearly and coherently. ○ Critical thinking: there is evidence that the student has adequately
analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated the assigned material. ○ Poses a question for discussion: the posting articulates a question
for discussion that pertains to the assigned material. ○ Spelling, grammar: the posting must meet university-level
standards of spelling and grammar. ● The content will be described during the latter part of the semester. ● Late papers will not be accepted.
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.).