chapter  11
"home is where the hatred is": work, music, and the transnational economy
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Millions of people around the world no longer feel "at home" in their homelands; they flee the hatred at home to seek a better life someplace else, making displacement, exile, and homelessness common experiences. A brand of economic fundamentalism favoring "free" markets, low wages, high unemployment, slow growth, tight money, and devastating declines in social spending on health, housing, and education has forced people from their homes all around the globe. The structural adjustment policies of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and economic elites everywhere have produced unprecedented concentrations of wealth and power for transnational corporations while relegating the vast majority of the world's people to a future marked by ever-increasing disruption, disorder, and social disintegration.