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Thu Dec 29, 2011, 11:54 PM

44. Off-shoring doesn't really help the poor in other third world countries - it helps the corporations.

And the elite of the countries that vie for off-shore manufacturing and service contracts.
Most offshoring actually takes resources from the population of those countries and passes it on to the wealthy in those countries. Look at Mexico - when the poor start becoming less "desperate" and start demanding more of a share of the profits and better working conditions - and the government started siding with them, the corporations just move on to a country that will be willing to provide the same "skill-set" of labor for even less cost and regulatory rules.

India is one of the few exceptions to the rule, but that's because they have a cheap cost of living, a caste structure and cultural traditions that allow for a skilled middle class that doesn't mind being treated like servants and won't expect to become richer than is expected for their caste. The middle class and educated members that do care about their treatment and income limitations are encouraged to leave and work in other countries.
There are too many workers in India eager to work for minimal wages for those who think they deserve better to complain too much.

Haele

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