Life and Debt

2 04 2013

1. Watch the trailer to this documetary film and: a. say what are the two Jamaica it shows; b. you’re on a trip to Jamaica; on the plane you strike up a conversation with a fellow passenger: imagine the dialogue. 


2. Economist, Adam Smith, used the term The Invisible Hand to describe the self-regulating nature of the market place – a core concept for so-called free-marketeers. Watch the clip and then sum up what you understood.

3. Watch these clips from the documentary and say what free trade brought to Jamaica.

4. “The issue is to make globalization work for all. There will be no good future for the rich without prospects for a better future for the poor. ” Comment on this sentence by the then IMF director. Then read this contribution by Linton Kwesi Johnson (click on the picture below).


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