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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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    Aug 6 2013: It's not OK at all. People are unemployed in the countries which are outsourcing the work. On the other hand, I know it is very bad when children have to work in these sweatshops producing expensive items at low pay, but, if these children did not have this work they would have nothing. In a lot of cases the children are the only ones who can earn the money for the family or they are actually living on the street with no family at all.

    On the street they are the prey for predators, animal and human. I would like a world where all children had a home and could go to school but that is not possible for everyone.

    Of course the companies are doing it for bigger profits and that is why they don't care about their own people or the people in the poor countries. They close their eyes to anyone else's suffering and just read their monthly bank statements showing the pile of money getting larger and the wage bill getting smaller.
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      Aug 9 2013: These countries have their own factories and imports/exports. I don't want to be the guy that says "worry about yourself" but we need to worry about more important things than the bottom line. Imagine the roles were reversed and we were the kids in the sweatshops. Wouldn't you want someone to try to help you or make a change that would benefit the 99% that deal with these kinds of problems. I would rather things get hard then better compared to staying the same and accepting it. We can do more as a species. It's just most people choose not to. It's a shame.
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        Aug 9 2013: Naturally, I would want the circumstances to be changed. The problem is that a lot of people say close all the sweatshops down, or stop buying the merchandise, but don't realise that then money would need to be spent to find the children a better existence.

        The answer is not just to stop buying the products. There needs to be some kind of social welfare to help the children and families, or provide well paid jobs for the adults so they can provide for the children.

        It is a big problem and not as easy to eradicate as it would seem.

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