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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:42 AM

14. Once every American family has a decent standard of living, we can consider this.

For now, charity begins at home.

Assuming we were able to fundamentally re-structure our economy so as to provide a living wage to everyone, then it would make sense to consider shifting more production offshore. Dislocated American workers could be reassigned to more enjoyable tasks. Jobs that are less essential, but more rewarding to both worker and society. The extra profits made from offshoring, both by companies and consumers, could be used to pay for these new jobs. It would be a win-win, at least in theory. But only if the savings aren't hoarded by the rich.

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