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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 12 2013: that's a very good point. what's the solution? tax all cross-border transactions at whatever the cost reduction is? no that wouldn't work, they'd just route funds thru a middle country that does have those labor laws.boycotts won't work because people on low and even middle incomes won't be able to buy from honest companies because of the higher price. quite a conundrum...

    what about a law fixing the maximum pay of anyone in the company to say 100x the minimum of anyone working for that company even in another country? they wouldn't be able to get away with paying even $1k a year because the directors wouldn't be able to make more than $100k. would need a clause included contracted work so they couldn't use that as a loophole, though there might be others.

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