Johnisfaster wrote:I was talking about this the other day with someone actually, and I'm sure it depends on the area we discuss but....::::: big business taking factory jobs out of a america to use poor people in other countries cause they are cheaper....... what else is this poor factory worker going to be doing to feed them and their family if the factory job wasn't paying them to build stuff?
I'm not trying to be a dick here I honostly want to know, are sweatshops and underpaid factory jobs the only option for people in these countries? cause if so then it seems that they are lucky to have it, I mean.... if I had no way of getting any job anywhere accept in a sweatshop I would be thankful I at least had that.
You would not be happy if the reason you could only get sweatshop jobs is because big industry had the power to make only 'sweatshop' jobs available while they pocketed the profits from forcing you into cheap labor.
It is important to have a broader picture and some historical background. For example, what is a poor person? What is the measure and standard?
If people in another country live on the land and feed themselves, we consider them poor, yet they may be self-sufficient and quite comfortable. If you do not consider where they are coming from and the historical background, it is not hard to say, oh they should be grateful for a job at all.
The multi-national corporation is in the business of controlling the worlds resources. Bechtel obtained water rights in Bolivia from a corrupt government. People were not even allowed to collect rain water for drinking anymore. Fortunately the people of Bolivia are fighting back against such domination.
When the power dynamic is so skewed that some corporation owns your water, your air, your land and your right to exist, it is no longer a job, it is enforced slavery.