All Seeing One, we are so grateful for the largely ignored and unheralded services of millions of people who work aboard the cargo ships that bring us our food, clothes, and other goods we use every day.
Review: In his review of Rose George's book Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate, Dwight Garner writes about the large container ships that are staffed mainly by Filipinos who speak good English and are paid low wages. Global shipping doesn't often make the news but we are given a glimpse of this world in three recent movies: Captain Phillips, A Hijacking, and All is Lost. Two thousand seafarers die each year, and they also face the dangers of hijacking by sea pirates. (The New York Times)