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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 06:12 PM
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34. Such machines already exist but the abuse of desperate labor is more profitable
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 06:12 PM by lostnfound
That story told by proponents of NAFTA etc once seemed believable and specifically it once seemed believable to me that the impoverished in Mexico would benefit, but what has actually happened is that the jobs last long enough to destabilize or destroy the native economy, and then they move on like a plague of locusts to strip another field.
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  -19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind Joanne98  Jan-17-11 06:00 AM   #0 
  - not surprising  DrDan   Jan-17-11 06:06 AM   #1 
  - It's a natural progression  customerserviceguy   Jan-17-11 06:21 AM   #2 
  - Well, lacking food replicators and a live-and-let-live attitude I would say  GreenPartyVoter   Jan-17-11 06:49 AM   #7 
  - It was not a call for a strict following of the Star Trek timeline  customerserviceguy   Jan-17-11 04:53 PM   #30 
  - Scotty was always banging on something w/ hammer  crikkett   Jan-17-11 06:59 AM   #10 
  - Please see this photo of a natural progression  lostnfound   Jan-17-11 07:34 AM   #14 
  - right, our goods used to be produced in far more humane manners  reggie the dog   Jan-17-11 01:56 PM   #26 
  - And you help to make my point  customerserviceguy   Jan-17-11 04:57 PM   #31 
     - Such machines already exist but the abuse of desperate labor is more profitable  lostnfound   Jan-17-11 06:12 PM   #34 
        - And it will be, until those economies improve  customerserviceguy   Jan-17-11 10:38 PM   #36 
           - Is there any data that supports the 'free-market religion'?  lostnfound   Jan-18-11 09:38 AM   #44 
              - Plus one!  Enthusiast   Jan-18-11 10:59 AM   #45 
              - I'm not talking about the 'free market'  customerserviceguy   Jan-18-11 10:54 PM   #48 
  - Tell that to those living in  Enthusiast   Jan-17-11 09:03 AM   #18 
  - come on, there are plenty of jobs selling drugs  reggie the dog   Jan-17-11 02:00 PM   #27 
  - The ugly truth.  Enthusiast   Jan-18-11 05:39 AM   #37 
     - i wouldnt hold it against you  reggie the dog   Jan-18-11 08:09 AM   #41 
        - Well, it isn't me personally, but.  Enthusiast   Jan-18-11 08:57 AM   #42 
  - I'm not saying that there won't be dislocations  customerserviceguy   Jan-17-11 04:59 PM   #32 
     - So what are your suggestions  Enthusiast   Jan-18-11 05:45 AM   #38 
        - For starters  customerserviceguy   Jan-18-11 07:47 AM   #40 
           - Stop thinking that the factory will be there?  Enthusiast   Jan-18-11 09:23 AM   #43 
              - Then you know that having a town depend on a factory always being there  customerserviceguy   Jan-18-11 10:44 PM   #47 
  - Scotty was always banging on something w/ hammer  crikkett   Jan-17-11 12:31 PM   #24 
  - America is at war.  baldguy   Jan-17-11 06:24 AM   #3 
  - Our enemy is capitalism, nt  maryf   Jan-17-11 06:27 AM   #4 
  - I don't think so, and most Americans correctly wouldn't either.  baldguy   Jan-17-11 06:43 AM   #6 
  - An ideology cannot be an enemy, sorry.  ixion   Jan-17-11 07:31 AM   #13 
     - you replace one idology with an other  reggie the dog   Jan-17-11 02:02 PM   #28 
        - As I said, the enemy is a group of people, not an ideology  ixion   Jan-17-11 08:00 PM   #35 
  - Thank you, baldguy!  Enthusiast   Jan-17-11 09:09 AM   #19 
  - Kids, don't believe this lugubrious malaise  Kolesar   Jan-17-11 06:38 AM   #5 
  - WOW! Send me a ticket to the US you live in ... and a map  sunnystarr   Jan-17-11 08:21 AM   #15 
  - I can photocopy my pay stub  Kolesar   Jan-17-11 10:14 AM   #22 
  - What a laugh. nt  Enthusiast   Jan-17-11 09:11 AM   #20 
     - You're in the wrong place.  Igel   Jan-17-11 06:10 PM   #33 
  - How will the crime wave in Mexico  safeinOhio   Jan-17-11 06:55 AM   #8 
  - True  creon   Jan-17-11 06:58 AM   #9 
  - K&R_ While I don't agree with some of the OP, I worked in US factories  old mark   Jan-17-11 07:11 AM   #11 
  - The politicians have essentially  Enthusiast   Jan-17-11 09:16 AM   #21 
  - Ohio has a program called "Third Frontier" that stimulates manufacturing and ...  Kolesar   Jan-17-11 10:37 AM   #23 
  - A good read, but oped news has gone ad crazy  ixion   Jan-17-11 07:30 AM   #12 
  - It's certainly a top concern for this American.  MindPilot   Jan-17-11 08:30 AM   #16 
  - K&R And yet I recently heard  Enthusiast   Jan-17-11 09:00 AM   #17 
  - There is an environmental argument - away went the factories' pollution, too  crikkett   Jan-17-11 12:42 PM   #25 
  - "Increasingly little"?  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-17-11 02:46 PM   #29 
  - Progress in the making?  sadseraph   Jan-18-11 07:03 AM   #39 
  - Thanks! knr! n/t  indimuse   Jan-18-11 11:58 AM   #46 
  - Thanks for Posting  Sherman A1   Jan-19-11 03:11 AM   #49 

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