3 questions Global inequality assignment
You will receive an incomplete grade (zero)
for minimalist submissions or submissions which do not demonstrate
understanding and thorough explanation of the concepts, or which simply
copy and paste from the assigned reading.
In each of the answers,
you should apply facts about commodity chains to illustrate the
concepts. Don’t generalize about countries in the zones, but refer to
workers, businesses, and states of the different zones
1. Describe modern society’s economy:the division of labor (the threezones), and how they are interdependent.Don’t generalize about entire countries in a zone, but refer to the skill of workers in a zone, the level of technology and profitability of the businesses of a zone, and the power or weakness of the states of a zone.Include the concept of commodity chains to demonstrate the division of labor.
2. First,describe the concept of “unequal exchange” according to the reading in the module. Then explain unequal exchange in commodity chains to explain wealth transfer. Consider the price of particular goods sold or used in core zones if those goods had been sourced in a core zone country.Finally, include a clear explanation of Ghandi’s argument to demonstrate you understand unequal exchange.
3. APPLY the concept of unequal exchange in EACH ofthe videos:
(3a and 3b) Africa’s exploitation (NYT “Paradox of Plenty”), any two examples
While doing Individual Assignment- Modern Society , you may need…
read the PDF “supply and demand and proximate and Ultimate”,
read “Read and View: Unequal Exchange in Commodity Chains” doc.
read “Modern Society”
View the PPT Modern Society
look African Exploiitation NYT interactive: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/12/14/worl…