Communities engaged in the global economy are experiencing tensions as people depend on large multinational corporate systems for their livelihood. This condition is especially true for most Third World countries. Many of our global cities have a strong presence of these corporate infrastructures (e.g., huge billboards advertising McDonald's, Levi Strauss, The Gap, etc...). Their impact on the economy has given rise to a high dependency on foreign companies for employment, massive migration to urban centers, and other related problems such as traffic, pollution, and crime that make these cities unlivable habitats.