Counting The Human Cost

Click here to subscribe to the print edition. [image, unknown] new internationalist 114[image, unknown] [image, unknown] [image, unknown] August 1982[image, unknown] Click here to search the mega index.

ENVIRONMENT[image, unknown] The hidden costs

[image, unknown]

Counting the human cost
Most companies do their homework before they decide to invest. It is a risk, but one calculated on a good chance of economic gain. However, if the same cost / benefit analysis were applied to the human and environmental side of the decision, the benefits would not look so rosy. Here we look at the hidden costs of one Western corporation's investment in the Third World.

Click the picture below to enlarge it in a new window.
Click here to enlarge this document in a new window.

Previous page.
Choose another issue of NI.
Go to the contents page.
Go to the NI home page.
Next page.

mag cover This article is from the August 1982 issue of New Internationalist.
You can access the entire archive of over 500 issues with a digital subscription. Get a free trial now »

Subscribe   Ethical Shop