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Jah Kable

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Why is it OK for corporations to outsource work to countries that violate the corporation's home country labor laws?

Prime Example: Nike and Apple. Paying about 15 bucks a day to KIDS in other countries making their products so they can sell them for a major mark up everywhere. Now If they can make these products for a total of like 5 bucks, why do we pay 100-500 bucks for these things? This just seems greedy to me And seems like it could be a legitimate reason for the recession. GRRRR this is frustrating. They are hoarding so much money they couldn't possibly spend it. Letting this happen is madness. Yet not doing or saying anything is the standard "accepted" action. Like a friend told me "We don't need a revolution because that implies returning to a broken point in the cycle, We need an evolution." Yeah he blew my mind too. :D Keep it clean and friendly everyone. Looking forward to your ideas. Lets get this some traction and change the world.

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  • Jul 31 2013: More Gossip to spew --

    Detroit is Bankrupt.
    Is it because the Unions blackmailed the auto Manufacturers into finding
    greener pastures in foreign nations? .. When a Janitor can make $125 USD per hour,
    isn't it about time for a smart CEO to pick up his Corporation and leave?

    Were not Unions formed to help prevent child labor abuses?
    Did Unions not morph into something else?
    Who is to blame for Detroit, and the other cities without foresight?
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      Jul 31 2013: Nobody gets it? How long can you sell the same ole Model T with a new strip of chrome? Apparently over one hundred years, that is why they are bankrupt! Would you buy a computer that had no major changes in one hundred years? If you did it would be as big as a house and cost over a million dollars.
      • Jul 31 2013: Keith, you are right.

        Notice also that they sell the biggest auto-trucks they can get by with.
        Great gas mileage for a couple or three years, then, Oooops!!!

        The oil producers will keep putting soap and steam down the holes until
        they get everything they can. They will use the Tar Sands, Fracking and
        all those terrible people killing toys to extract, extract, extract. Then we
        will run out of oil. Period. Probably about when it gets to $20/gallon.

        Nobody get it.. .

        Nobody except the greedy politicians.
      • Jul 31 2013: Keith I think you are on to something re. the old cars with new chrome. The Japanese car mfg were on to something when, in the early 1970's they begain making smaller cars. I worked in a related industry, the industrial truck manfg companies. Our goal was to control 30% of the market for U.S. built lift trucks, the suscfull goal set by GM. As toyota and other industrial trucks began to overtake our sales, our response was "Toyoty, Honda, etc were not American Industrial Trucks and therefore would not be counted against our 30% goal" Our percentage remained better that 30% of American trucks sold, but overall numbers kept dropping,. When Clark fork Lift went out of business, they still had 30% of the ITA but less than 10% of the total. Likewise, Detroit insisted on making SUV's in the face of Oil shortages. We are now trying to fool ourselves by claiming oil sand and shale will bail us out, but that petroleum is much more damaging than that used in the past. So we will continue to make gas guzellers running on poison. Again our MFG's are living in a false paradise created out of their own lies.
    • Jul 31 2013: Frank Berry: i may have missed a thread, but I am not aware of any janitor making $125 US per hour. Corp's make it a point to hire outside "contract Workers" for whom they are not legally responsible. Those persons are usually stuck at Minimum wages.
      • Aug 1 2013: Arthur Haecker Thanks for catching that...

        It could simply be a metaphor that I had used in order to imply a resemblance
        of the excessive pay and benefits gained to metaphorically minority employees,
        over a number of years, that could never be sustained without those Too Big
        To Fail Beggar-Corporation Bail-Outs. Had congress listened to the little
        accountant type sitting at the far end of the table, when he displayed his charts,
        they would have turned a deaf ear to those Beggars

        But, I believe, if you wish to research, that the number $125/hour is close when
        considering both pay and benefits of every kind.

        Detroit leadership was just stupid for oh so many years.

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