…but rather to consider what that money might actually represent in the global context

I liked this – when we look at a product or a service, what do we see? Typically, only the product. Very rarely do we as individuals (and virtually never as a societal whole) contemplate the history of a service or product (i.e. the coffee beans were roasted by a machine that was designed by one person, run by someone else, whose beans were picked by underpaid farmers in some tropical country). However, when you grab your 3.50 latte, you feel anticpiation for the frothy milk, and feel satisfied with your purchase.

I feel the disconnect to be, at times, astounding.