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Originally posted by SassyCat
A 3rd world country is poor, because it does not have exports and/or is dependent on imports.
A good example would be a country with stable economy without a phantom crisis for at least a hundred years. Capitalism is still generally young and not tested enough.
however, China says the exact same thing for communism which doesn’t mean either party right.
Also, forcefully spreading “development” and “education” in poor places like Tibet or Africa is not really helping – just opening borders would be enough. In fact, I think not going to foreign countries to assasinate civilians and irradiate the land would be a great start!
In theory, nothing is free in capitalism, so money control means capitalism control while in socialist non free market environments some markets can't be controlled via money.
meant to smear all Third World factories as slave camps in which workers are somehow coerced into unpaid labor. But documented cases of actual slave labor -- most of them in China -- are few. And forced labor is not, in fact, the real target of the "sweatshop" smear. If it were, these activists would be directing their outrage, not at American companies, but at the Communist government of China.
Why all the outrage, then, from the "progressives"? The anti-"sweatshop" campaign is driven, not by concern for Third World workers, but by hatred for American corporations. The activists' real complaint is that Third World factories are run for the purpose of making profits and not as a form of foreign aid. Wages, in their view, should not be set by the free market or by the requirements of investors and business owners. Instead, wages should be a kind of subsidy paid by American corporations as a welfare payment to the Third World.