The pillaging of Africa’s resources by some of our nation’s most revered companies serves as a brutal reminder that even with the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, American corporations do not practice this formal equality beyond its borders. With the onset of globalization, they have merely transferred their system of exploitation overseas.
We used to be more ambitious in this country. Early 20th century lifestyle magazines were littered with images of flying cars and space colonization. Today, we’ve seem to have fallen short of most of these goals.