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Re: Bill Gates doesn't want Americans working for him


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Bill Gates doesn't want Americans working for him
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:11:37 +0200
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"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "Liam" == Liam Slider <address@hidden> writes:
>
>     Liam> On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 16:49:49 -0700, Yibbels wrote:
>
>     >> Liam Slider wrote:
>
>     >>> Outsourcing...in the idea of a huge sucking of jobs to the
>     >>> poorest nations....is a myth
>
>     >> Idiot.
>
>     Liam> Great rebuttal.
>
> You'd expected better?  Shame on you!  :-)
>
> I've always found it curious how many rabid opponents of risk to
> their own jobs, or their friends', there are to be found among the
> [Pick A Field] Professionals for Social Responsibility.  It's funny
> how, when push comes to shove, people who live in Bangalore or Pusan
> don't count as part of the society we're supposed to be responsible
> for.  :-(

Well, that is pretty much the main problem with outsourcing: that it
does not really export the jobs, but only the work.  Payment, social
security, working hours, working conditions and all of that are not
necessarily maintained elsewhere.  Exporting work has similar
attractions to offloading toxic waste: it is mostly cheap because it
makes it somebody else's problem where somebody else does not yet have
built a conscience, not because doing it properly elsewhere would
actually be cheaper.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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