posted on Jul, 24 2006 @ 04:00 PM
My purpose of this thread is to discuss Transfer Payments & MNC's and whether they are helping those involved or simply keeping them poor?
An unemployed, single mother obviously needs some sort of income, so our government issues these transfer payments to keep them alive. Yet they still
remain poor, and aren't really getting by. An MNC comes into a poverty stricken society and offers them next to nothing for wages to do their dirty
work. The corporation is happy to offer the wage and the individuals are happy to recieve it, since well it is better than nothing. But is it?
Looking at the crime aspect of it, maybe it is better since there is a strong possibility that the individuals would resort to crime if they did not
have these transfer payments or MNC's to fall back on for income. But aside from that it appears that these do nothing more than keep the poor poor.
In my area, most families recieving these cheques are choosing not to work and simply live off of this income. Its not enough to get by but it
does the trick since they don't have to work. My thought was if you remove this cheque then you cut off the resource to this family and offer them
the choice: Starve or Go to Work. Seems harsh, but would it work?
These poverty stricken societies that are dying by the day even with the MNC, would they be better off without these wages? Without this company they
would be forced to find an alernative, you would be taught to strive for better and not to simply conform.
The idea of this is very harsh, people would die but think, in 50 years would everyone be better off? Teach individuals to always strive for more,
realize their potential and not be satisfied with the slim pickens they are recieving today.
A family living off of Transfer payments today is living well below the poverty line, and it doesn't have to be said the state of life for people
working in third world countries for MNC's. So are they really better off with the way things are?
Nobody said change was easy, but in the long run I think things would be better.