In assessing globalization, Kenman Wong and Scott Rae argue that “Christian love of neighbor properly construed translates into a global-citizenship perspective that includes active concerns for those who live beyond our [national] borders” in Business for the Common Good. The stance to be protective solely of “our [American] jobs” which may be lost to “them” (i.e., non-Americans) is “too narrow.”
So, instead of asking “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” they argue, we should be asking “Is Walmart Good for Our Neighbors Across the Globe?”
They quote Eugene Lemcio who likewise challenges how we routinely define “American dream” to mean “my possessing more:”
Why isn’t American dream ever spoken of in terms of justice, equality, freedom and responsibility? Does the very definition of who we are as a people and nation have to boil down to things and owning them — however necessary and desirable?