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  •  Outsourcing does other things (2+ / 0-)
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    burrow owl, Norbrook

    It's not just about reducing prices; it's also about externalizing costs. We didn't just ship jobs to China for the cheap labor. We also shipped all the pollution (which you can see at the Olympics) and toxic wastes associated with those jobs. The Chinese are subsidizing us - and the corporations out of whose profits those costs would otherwise be charged.

    I wonder when the right wing will start boasting that shipping jobs overseas is good for the poor because they're the ones who'd suffer the most from pollution from those jobs, both in the workplace and in their neighborhoods.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 08:02:25 PM PDT

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