posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 12:40 PM
This is just a random thread about trade agreements.
Some issues...we westerners like trade...lots of it. But the problem is that our trade agreements allow for corporate entities to use the absolute
poorest nations with no basic standards for workers.
This translates into slave labor in places like china to create our products we buy in the west...this cuts the cost of the product significantly, but
at the cost of jobs being exported, and local businesses being closed down due to an inability to compete with the prices.
Its a disasterous policy.
So, I was wondering if I could encourage people to contact their officals and introduce a new trade agreement...one that would basically kill
globalization and instead, redefine who we trade with...allow for only certain standards (based on perhaps a rating system) to trade with one another.
America, Europe, and a few other areas in the world are first rate countrys. We look after our employees, we have minimum wages, work hours, etc.
There should be no peneltys for these nations to swap around jobs considering the company in question will be choosing to go where the most skilled
people are verses the cheapest...
Lesser nations (say, india/china) would fall significantly down on the ratings scale considering their devil may care attitude towards minimum wage,
overtime, vacation, bennies, etc...and any corporation using such nations that fall in that ratings would either not be able to do business with the
high grade nations, or be penelty taxed so high that it wouldn't be worthwhile...
Not only would this save lots of jobs in the west, it also would improve other areas of the world that want to trade with us...requiring them to
improve their situation and lifestyle...investing on educating their young, etc...its only win and the only losers in this system are the heavy
corporatists that like the idea of slavery through current globalization.
Anyhow, is it possible to draft something like this up, perhaps get that going into petition and demanding our representatives to persue it? Any
legal and financial wizards here care to weigh in?
I think its discussions like this that might restructure how we do things and work together...
So, thoughts? Anything to add to this thought? any possible flaws in it? I think movements start with just ideas kicked around in rough times, and
the times are rough...