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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 10 2013: A key factor, which all must plead guilty to, is that the immigration policies of the rich nations keep cheap labor trapped to be exploited. Low paid workers accept illegal (by first world standards) working conditions because they a prisoner within the own nation.

    We have a system where corporations can move freely to low cost nations (because they have capital) while their employees in that nation are trapped by immigration laws of the first world nations. Exploitation is derived from this market distortion. Immigration policies are design to contain cheap labor – and it works.
    • Aug 12 2013: how will; bringing the poor to rich countries solve anything? the problems in their home country will still exist and people will keep getting born into poverty. they're not prisoners, just as our ancestors weren't when they formed labour movements to get rights. things like an 8-hour day, sick leave, equal pay for equal work, and no child labour, and workplace safety didn't exist less than 100 years ago anywhere.
      on the contrary, opening the gates would convince those people you believe are trapped that the way to better their lives is to leave, rather than fix their own country.

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