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Pelf from workers’ hides–Truthout on Intan Suwandi’s “Value Chains”

Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism
216 pp, $23 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-781-0
By Intan Suwandi

Reviewed by Eve Ottenberg

“In recent decades, as U.S. corporations shipped millions of jobs overseas to save money on wages, GM, H&M, Apple and dozens of other companies established elaborate supply chains in Asia, Mexico and Latin America, where workers earn pennies per hour. These chains are geographically expansive networks organized by foreign companies to produce semi-finished goods in different places before final assembly for huge global corporations. Abuses abound….”

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Value Chains: The New Economic Imperialism by Intan Suwandi

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