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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 01:46 AM
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89. I agree, especially in regards to Latin America...
They, along with China, are considered the "factory floor" for our consumer goods. I don't want them to be unemployed, I want them to take back control of their economies from foriegn companies, most from the United States.

You know, I wouldn't care so much about if items said "Made in China" or "Made in Mexico" if the factories in question were Chinese or Mexican owned, in countries that were Democratic, with Union labor, and strong protections for human and worker rights. Right now the idea that China will reform in this manner is nil to none, and to be honest, we have little influence over their domestic policies. However, Latin America seems to be forging its own destiny, a new economic model, a combination of capitalism and socialism, but with a strong streak towards the socialist end, with trade policies that favor the worker over the corporation, and co-ops being preeminent. We may be late in the game, but woe to us if we don't even bother to try the same thing, after all, how can we compete in the future if we don't try what works?
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