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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 26, 2016, 06:10 PM

10. An analogy could be drawn between charter schools being given liberty to discriminate in

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some ways and foreign winners of competitive bidding from least developed countries being given permission to discriminate in ways which in the pre-liberalisation environment may not have been permitted if they had been from a developed country.

For example, many firms from developing countries may employ men exclusively, because the custom there is men do that kind of work, or they may employ women exclusively, I don't know - But I get the very strong feeling that the kinds of discrimination which are going to be prevented wont be against people as much as they will be against corporations from other countries.

Also, (if there are requirements that they pay the higher of the two countries minimum wages, it wont work to accuse other countries of paying their workers wages we pay our own workers. We cant say that is slave labor even if they are a doctor or attorney or other professional. Even if they are very low. After all, we claim that wage is enough for we Americans.

So on that note, even though its horrid, there are what seem to me to be semi interesting aspects of all of this in that the entities that are promoting it likely are doing it quite hastily and although indeed they clearly have been planning it for a very long time, thats still not long enough for even them to have any real idea of what is likely to happen. I myself can see a lot of gotchas for them the biggest gotcha for all of us is the exponential growth in technology which makes any act that attempts to nail down anything or limits future options especially if it is based on any prediction more than a short distance into the future exceedingly risky.

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