posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 10:16 AM
".... Zappa, if you feel that quasi-slave labor is a worthwhile price to pay for some cheap shoes and blue jeans then I cannot refute your position.
It is a matter of opinion. You can choose to ignore the fact that we rape economies overseas to afford all of our luxuries, but it will not ignore
If you admit that we pay these people squat compared to salaries stateside, then where is your argument?"
REPLY: Considering the vast difference between economics and lifestyle, you cannot logically compare stateside wages to those of third-world
".... My point was that we paid them enough to be satisfied, while the real profits never get circulated into the foreign economy. If you disagree
with this I urge you to learn some economics. I am sure there are more educated people as far as economics on here that will convice you better
REPLY: I've studied economics for over 35 years; You?
Actually, just by being paid 2 to 10 times more than they usually make (in many cases providing jobs that weren't even there to begin with), provides
a benefit to the entire community and region, simply because of the monetary increase being spread to those providing goods and services.... it works
most every time.
".... I think we just differ on human rights."
REPLY: If those people had governments that allowed them liberty and freedom, they could determine their own levels of human rights and economic
status and values.
".... If you believe it is ok to exploit the third world for our cheap goods, than I doubt I can convince you otherwise. Just go on vacation to
REPLY: I've been there, but for work, not on vacation. Every third-world country has governments that don't allow their people the freedom they
want and need to create their own wealth. Also, visiting those countries is what taught me that there are very, very few "poor" people in America,
and those that are remain that way by their own failings.