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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Inside the Corporate Utopias Where Capitalism Rules and Labor Laws Don’t Apply

    I have plenty to say about this one but I have to get ready for church. I will be back to talk about this one later!
    Over the past 50 years, more than half of the world’s countries have carved out pieces of their territories to hand over to foreign investors as SEZs. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that more than 66 million people—most of them young migrant women—work in the world’s more than 3,000 SEZs.

    After World War II, countries from Ireland to South Korea set up these zones in bids to attract foreign capital and create jobs. In the 1980s and 1990s, states in every region of the world followed suit. Today this model is experiencing a fresh surge in popularity, with countries from Burma to Cuba racing to open new zones.

    “Any country that didn’t have [an SEZ] 10 years ago either does now or seems to be planning one,” the World Bank’s Thomas Farole told The Economist in 2015. But while the success of such zones is often gauged by how much foreign money they attract, or how much economic growth they generate, the voices of the millions of workers that power these spaces are seldom heard. This is the story of SEZs from workers’ perspectives.
    Inside the Corporate Utopias Where Capitalism Rules and Labor Laws Don?t Apply

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    On A Mission

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    Default Re: Inside the Corporate Utopias Where Capitalism Rules and Labor Laws Don’t Apply

    They can print money up to bail themselves out....but they just can't bring themselves to print it to pay these people American wages and do for the world what Henry Ford and the unions did for America, can they? Pay them enough to buy a car. An American made car. With American dollars.

    The idea that we're helping them or somehow spreading Democracy is a lie. The leaders of this type of Democracy are as tyrannical as the tyrants as they claim to oppose.....in nicer...more 'civil' ways of course ....not really.

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    Default Re: Inside the Corporate Utopias Where Capitalism Rules and Labor Laws Don’t Apply

    Not an $80/month KIA either.
    How 'bout a $200/ month car at least.

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    Default Re: Inside the Corporate Utopias Where Capitalism Rules and Labor Laws Don’t Apply

    How, exactly, does one ease one's conscience, flying in to visit one of these.places you own, which makes you super rich and able to own properties and businesses and politicians?
    What do they tell themselves?

    What is that wisdom which is found in lame-duck votes, Mr. Biden?
    Knowing that it's destroying everything for the people who paid to put you in office and voted for you?

 

 

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