Re: In Praise of Cheap Labor RE: WTO the rampage! (fwd)

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Wed, 08 Dec 1999 09:05:57 -0600

> It sometimes seems like their normal senses of morality and
> aesthetics have been completely subsumed by this one criterion.

Aesthetics don't put rice in the bowl. To quote from Krugman:

... as long as you have no realistic
alternative to industrialization based on low
wages, to oppose it means that you are willing to
deny desperately poor people the best chance they
have of progress for the sake of what amounts to
an aesthetic standard--that is, the fact that you
don't like the idea of workers being paid a pittance
to supply rich Westerners with fashion items.

What don't you agree with at ?


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