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All Quotes by author - Sharan Burrow
" A binding treaty and mandatory human rights due diligence would clean up slavery in global supply chains. Workers demand it, and consumers demand it. "
" All business must have a social license to operate. "
" A new business model based on old principles of social justice where people matter - now that's a revolutionary way to reduce inequality. "
" A new model of business and economic development must ensure everybody's sons and daughters are treated as we would expect for our own. "
" Anyone who has lived in an area with high unemployment knows how it erodes social bonds, lowers the resilience of the unemployed and their families, and damages the prospects of the next generation. "
" As economists bandy about terms like 'recapitalization,' 'credit lines,' and 'liquidity,' families are facing brutal cuts to their social services and welfare payments, losing their homes, wondering how their kids will make their way in the world. "
" As universal a truth as the rising and setting of the sun each day, the global economy needs people. "
" As we contemplate a world which is still choosing to deploy technological innovation in a way that deepens inequality and divisions within and between nations, we need to set global foundations back on track. "
" Banks don't come with an internal switch that says, 'Enough! Let's slow down a little.' Or, 'Let's just share this wealth around for the benefit of the community now.' That's the job of government. "
" Care work contributes enormously to the well-being of our societies and to the sustainability of our economies. "
" Climate impacts hit working people first, and with extreme weather events, changing seasons, and rising sea levels, whole communities stand on the front lines. "
" Collective bargaining, and the fundamental human right, freedom of association, is seen as an anathema to American business, and people just - it doesn't seem to register that there's no universal social safety net that people can touch. "
" Corporate greed, corporate bullying cannot be tolerated - it's time for a global rule of law to guarantee fair trade, rights, minimum wages on which people can live with dignity, and safe and secure work. "
" Creating a Financial Transactions Tax would go a long way to curbing short-term speculative trading, including high-frequency trading. "
" Democracy is becoming collateral damage in a world where global risks have been ignored or exacerbated by those with the power to act. "
" Democracy is rarely easy, nor swift. "
" Disproportionate corporate power over governments is giving license to the greed that denies workers even minimum living wages. It is also seemingly a license to allow the sheer brutality of treatment of working people at the base of the supply chains. "
" Football, or soccer as it is known, is a game of two halves. It's a game with rules and a referee. FIFA, the governing body for football, follows neither the rule of law or has the oversight of a referee. "
" For the unions, it is simple. There are no jobs on a dead planet. "
" Globalization can be shaped to ensure that people matter. "
" Globalization has much potential. It could be the answer to many of the world's seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice. "
" Global supply chains are founded on a Darwinian model that rewards employers who treat working people as less than human. "
" Governments that fail to provide jobs to those who are willing and able to work begin to lose their legitimacy and will face the anger of the electorate. "
" Growing inequality is exacerbated by the companies who simply treat workers as commodities, and our governments are cowered by their demands to perpetuate this model of greed. "
" If multilateral institutions cannot bring about peace and the rule of law because of the vested interests of their members, then both national democracy and global governance will continue to be rocked by crises. "
" If people do not have jobs, they do not have a secure income, and they do not have a sense of security. "
" If political leaders want respect, they will begin by enforcing the global rule of law. "
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" If the impoverishment and community fragmentation continue, it is not a stretch to predict urban wars sparked by inequality, unemployment, and the breakdown of dialogue between leaders and citizens. "
" If there are not jobs or adequate forms of social protection, there is not enough income to create the consumption base that drives demand and sustainable economic growth. "
" If you put stimulus into an economy, you know there is a time lag in terms of depending where you invest it. If it's family transfers, it might be quick. If it's infrastructure, it might be two, three, five years. "
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