Interviewed Ofosu Amponsah as part of my position paper research on the economy. Mr. Amponsah, who is from Ghana, West Africa, teaches economics at the Bryant-Stratton College in the Cleveland area. He said to establish true “competitive markets” based on sustainability (for everyone), we need to revert back to an older orientation where there were, say, five to 10 people in a local company that produced, primarily, for local people. And he said there needs to be a resurgence of small Mom & Pop stores, etc., as well. Mr. Amponsah said the neighborhoods in Cleveland are deteriorating because so many of these shops, and small companies, were now vacant. And what’s more, with people moving from neighborhood to neighborhood desperately searching for work (and/or moving because the neighborhood their family had lived in for generations was decaying), there is no “socio-cohesion” anymore, said Mr. Amponsah. He said to help correct this and breath life back into some of these neighborhoods, a package of significant tax breaks, and other incentives, need to go to small businesses, in tandem with help from local ‘business incubators,’ and so on. Note: Mr. Amponsah said the type of globalization the U.S. is spearheading, is creating “wage slavery” in the sweat shops of the Third World. Meanwhile, us American consumers go on buying the cheapest priced items possible, without a social justice thought.