The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalization

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Built upon the structure and content of the successful first edition (currently in its eighth printing), this second edition of The True Cost of Low Prices: The Violence of Globalization examines the effects of globalization on the earth s poorest and most vulnerable people within the context of scripture and church teaching. The text engages the reader with stories of the women, men, and children living in poverty who have experienced both the promise of the global economy and its troubling outcomes.

The nine thematic chapters begin with a story of a person affected by a particular dimension of the violence of globalization. That is followed by a description of the signs of the times, including the topic s relationship to low prices, and then by what the church teaches, utilizing the Catechism, the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, papal encyclicals, the documents of Vatican II, and the statements of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Each chapter concludes with signs of hope, descriptions of groups and strategies that make a difference. Each chapter also includes discussion questions and suggestions for making a difference.

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Jeffry Odell Korgen is the author of several books on Catholic social ministry, including Solidarity Will Transform the World: Stories of Hope from Catholic Relief Services (Orbis, 2007). For ten years he staffed the Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors and the Archdiocese of New York as a social justice educator. He currently serves the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, as Executive Director of the Department of Diocesan Planning.

For thirty years, Vincent A. Gallagher has worked in the field of worker injury and disease prevention and has researched dangerous environments throughout Latin America for the World Bank, the United Nations International Labor Organization, the World Health Organization, and others. He received the Peace and Justice Educator s Award from the Romero Center in Camden, New Jersey, where he lectures on the violence of globalization.

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This book will enlighten your mind on global injustice, but it may also break your heart. . . . An uncommon blend of passion and intelligence. --John F. Kavanaugh, S.J., St. Louis University

A face-to-face encounter with the vast majority of people on our planet who barely survive on the margins of human life. . . . Anyone looking to act with justice in this situation should read this book. --Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton

Written with an educational tone meant to elicit awareness and hope...The authors, Jeffry Korgen and Vincent Gallagher, do not identify globalization as inherently evil, but they do see institutional violence "structured into the global economy."...Korgen and Gallagher have set up their chapters to allow the reader to see the underlying violence of globalization, encounter the aftermath in real human lives through intensive narrative portraits, and address the systemic causes. Each chapter also informs the reader about the teaching of the Catholic Church on specific issues, and unequivocal Scriptural claims against each injustice are also presented. Chapters conclude with an evaluation of the positive strides being made to bring justice to the situation. The discussion questions following every chapter serve as a great way to reflect on the content for the individual reader or as group discussion prompts. The authors also include a section that provides the reader with ways they themselves can "Go Make a Difference.' These suggestions include activities which are already helping to eradicate injustice from our world today.--Catholic Book Review, July 2013

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