50 Facts That Should Change the World by Jessica Williams

By Jessica Williams

In this re-creation of her bestseller, Jessica Williams assessments the temperature of our international and diagnoses a malaise with a few stunning indicators. Get the proof but in addition the human facet of the tale at the world?s starvation, poverty, fabric and emotional deprivation; its human rights abuses and incredible wealth; the unstoppable upward push of consumerism, psychological affliction, the medicine alternate, corruption, gun tradition, the abuse of our surroundings and extra. The analysis may well glance bleak, but there's desire, Williams argues, and it truly is right down to us to behave now to alter issues.

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In a country where business and politics are closely entwined with personal relationships, this makes for a perfect arrangement. 10 Direct sales work also allows women to break away from some of the more traditional forms of employment in Brazil. For many of these women, who lack education or qualifications, the only real option is becoming a cook or a maid to a richer household – which may mean moving away from their family and relinquishing any sense of independence. Selling products like Avon allows some flexibility, a sense of control, independence.

The facts are incontrovertible, but the questions remain of why is it so, who is responsible and what can we do? I thought that the strength of Jessica Williams’ essays is that they are calm, never shrill, and therefore invite the reader into the discussion rather than leaving us with merely a sense of overwhelming difficulty. A fearless and compelling work. ’ Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane ‘A research handbook for the No Logo generation’ Guardian ‘A must-read’ BBC Liverpool ‘Lucidly written, excellently researched, and with detailed referencing, the world won’t look so rosy when you’ve put it down’ Ecologist ‘A book to surprise, enrage and inform, it is a powerful antidote to apathy which offers information on how to make a difference.

In January 2007 Starbucks announced that it aims to open a new store in London every fortnight for the next decade. 6 And right now, business is good. 7 So far, this sounds like just another business success story. A company that started with a single outlet in Seattle 35 years ago has grown to become one of modern retail’s biggest success stories. There are outlets in some of the most conservative countries in the Middle East; the eighteen branches in Riyadh display the same décor and ambience as you would expect in any outlet around the world, except for the curtained areas where the female customers must sit, shielded from male eyes.

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