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On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 22:54:33 +0000,
Kier <vallon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:22:26 -0800, Jim Richardson wrote:
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>> On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 23:35:54 +0000,
>> [H]omer <spam@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> BTW, the same goes for the software, crops, energy, and music
>>>> industry. The conversation I had concentrated on the Nike example.
>>> $1.60 a *day*. How many shoes do these children each make per day? 100?
>>> They're paid a few cents, for something that consumers pay as much as
>>> $200 for.
>>> Western companies that use sweatshops should be dissolved, and their
>>> directors imprisoned.
>> yeah! those folks don't need jobs after all. Let 'em starve.
>> One thing I *never* see in these "burn the sweatshops" whines is anyone
>> asking the workers what *they* think.
> They're probably glad of the work, but I bet they'd prefer better pay and
> conditions if they could get them. The answer is to improve the conditions
> and pay - gradually, if necessary. The workers will be happier and will
> have more money to contribute to the local economy by buying goods, rather
> than simply having enough money to buy food to keep themselves alive, and
> thereby help to create more jobs.
Agreed, and that happens by the workers becoming more valuable to the
company wanting the work done, not by do-gooders from outside the
country shutting down the factory instead.
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Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
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