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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:22 AM
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37. Why do you think those countries have such poor working conditions?
There are a variety of reasons, but one large one is that because there's not much work, and so workers have to take jobs at appalling terms because if they don't someone else will. The more jobs there are in the country, the stronger the position of those seeking them and the more they'll be paid.

By trying to artificially strangle third-world economies to protect your own, you're not just boosting unemployment there, you're forcing down wages and working conditions.

You're also forcing *up* the prices that people in America have to pay for things, but that's a different argument.
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