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I think the CEO`s of multimillion/billion dollar corporations can sacrifice a fraction of what they earn to meet the standards of the average sweatshop worker.
Most sweatshop workers do not volunteer and a lot of them work 20 hour days 6-7 days a week. The reason why they "volunteer" to work is so they can afford a decent meal, usually rice and beans, which is then cooked in infested water. So either they "volunteer" or die.
Get rid of powercentres, get rid of big box chains and bring back he mom and pops stores, the artisans and most importantlty, the sense of community. I see what our society is becoming, and it`s buying made in China WWE shirts from Wal Mart and 24 packs of Kraf Dinner at Costco. Truly disgusting. Truly disgusting.
The amount of money CEO`s make these days is totally obscene. The average CEO makes 365 times what the average American worker makes. That`s 1.2 million a year, and that`s enough for 1,000 jobs that pay 12,000 a year. Perhaps if we spread out the money, it would work out a little better.
think of how much something would cost if the companies that made it had to pay their workers $7.25/hr as opposed to $7.25/day.
you might complain now about children that are underpaid and overworked, but you`d be complaining just the same when the "cheap" shoes you get at walmart are $90.00, or the t-shirt that used to be $5.99 now costs $25.99
The global economy is about everyone serving their own self interest. Companies make money, people make money to take home, and everyone buys something, and in the end everyone that participates benefits and are better off before, if something happens and they aren`t better off then the economy rights itself, it always does.
Get off your little soap box and learn what the hell you`re talking about next time.
Let`s say a family has 5 kids in some 3rd world country. Well guess what these kids aren`t getting an education and probably aren`t eating well if at all because the parents can`t afford it alone. So a factory is very attractive to the family/kids. They can start with very little experience and bring in enough money so that the family can have food to eat and usually they`ll attempt to send the youngest to school so that in the future he/she can better the families position.
So tell me what`s so wrong about that? Of course we`d like them to play and enjoy their childhood but there are plenty of kids that never got that: holocaust for example.
So would you rather these companies pull out tons of families ONLY or MAJOR source of income? or stay and everyone benefit?
I can tell you that the people that work at the factories would fight you if you were trying to get rid of them.
You`re acting as if people picked them off the streets and forced them to work, they did it voluntarily. So not only do you want to take away their income but you want to tak away their right to chose, very noble of you retard.
And you can start preaching as soon as you legally adopt 5 or 6 3rd world children and give them the childhood you think they deserve.
It seems these people really don`t understand the economies of regions other than the Western world. I`m not saying sweatshops are good, but as Koala said, many times its better than the alternative.
At one point America too had kids in sweatshops, working 12+ hour days. For industrializing countries this process almost always occurs at some point. Unfortunately, many of the governments of current industrializing nations are not equipped well enough to break out as nations before them have.
All in all, the video was pretty short-sided by MTV. More thought-out alternatives need to be brought to the table. Closing down the sweatshops won`t solve anything.
Having these kinds of operations actually gets the people some better and more reliable form of income, not to mention reduces the crime.
This video shows one of the "bad" places - there are many, many, many better shops in which the conditions are not that bad.
Even in this video, still beter than the alternative which western society doesn`t understand.
Cell Phone and Hummers.
Thats all I`m saying.