Monday, April 03, 2006

Economic egalitarianism: Labor arbitrage....

Economic egalitarianism means equality with respect to material possessions.

Under neo-conservatives, international corporatist, like ExxonMobil, search the world for “cheap labor” and even “cheaper natural resources,” trying to arbitrage the mad dash to the bottom of the economic ladder.

The world-view of the international corporatist is an economic landscaped laden with workers who compete to live but will never own anything. The unlikely partners of the international corporatist are the former communist governments who willing sell-out workers to the lowest foreign bidder. Read: Happy Meals, Unhappy Workers, a report on Vietnamese workers who earn less than $2 a day making stuffed animals and Happy Meal toys for U.S. consumers.


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