This was a deductive article it had a lot of good examples to show how sweatshops are beneficial to third world countries. Radly Balko seemed to have the same view point as Matt Zwolinski. Many people believe the richer countries should not support the sweatshops Balko believes if people stopped buying products made in sweatshops the companies will have to shut down and relocate, firing all of the present workers. Rasing the fact that again the worker will have no source of income, the workers need the sweatshop to survive. Balko also uses the argument that the workers willingly work in the current environments.
Ehrenreich lastly states, “guilt doesn’t go anywhere far enough; the appropriate emotion is shame- shame at our dependency, in this case, on the underpaid labor of others” (221). She brings in an appeal to emotions of guilt and shame in her readers. She wants her readers to feel ashamed for treating the working class without respect. No one in society understands that the low-wagers job is what keeps America alive, if it wasn’t for the low wage class, there wouldn’t be restaurants servers, home care services, cashiers, etc. Society takes advantage of the little things life offers and Ehrenreich wants her audience to feel empathy towards their actions and to realize the low-wage workers are not society’s outcasts.
A race to the bottom is when companies or countries compete with one another to lower costs, by reducing wages and giving their employees horrible working conditions. Since poverty stricken developing countries take advantage of their workers and pay them little to nothing, big corporation choose to manufacture most of their products in countries where this is happening, just to cut down on production costs. This makes the community of people who work within manufacturing jobs lower their standards of wages to maintain their jobs (IRLF). If workers are being treated right it helps the economy; “When workers rights are protected, workers everywhere benefit” (IRLF). Enforcing workers rights helps the economy... ... middle of paper ... ...es.” Continuetolearn.uiowa.edu Child labor Public Education Project.
For decades, American citizens have been complaining about how outsourcing has ruined their lives and that it is only going to harm America and its economy. Unfortunately, jobs are going to be lost and the unemployment rate may rise due to globalization. However, the benefits of globalization are infinite. People in other parts of the world will achieve a greater life than they ever thought possible due to the factories built in their countries. Due to the poverty in third world countries, these factories will provide a great source of income for the citizens of third world countries.
Multinational Corporations Providing a Living Wage There has been major controversy with multinational corporations employing foreign workers at very low wages for punishing hours. Working in excruciating conditions in underdeveloped countries only to manufacture export goods for Western consumers is usually the only option for foreign workers attempting to support themselves and or their family. In this essay, I will argue that any multinational corporation that is operating in a developing country must pay their employee’s not only a living wage but also provide them with safe working conditions. Exploiting foreign workers wages and having them operate in poor conditions will shine a negative light on these multinational corporations, which will damage their reputation. Multinational corporations can be viewed as ethically and morally just in some instances by adding a few more cents to the employee’s wage to obtain a living wage and further, providing the workers with a safe and healthy work environment.
They are struggling to sustain the life of their families. On the contrary, the owners of the company where they work have a high standard of living. Bad wage is advantageous for the group of people known as traditional elites who own labor-intensive firms because it lowers production cost, thus increase the competitiveness of the product. For that reason, it is natural for the traditional elites to keep wage as low as possible. This action creates what Karl Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto as ”naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation” (82).
In the end Forever 21 is a business, they are working to make money. By looking at their target age group and the fact that affordable prices keep the customers coming back it begs the question of if Forever 21 would be able to survive without buying from these sweatshop factories. If they were to buy from an ethical and fair factories their prices would begin to rise. The company would begin to lose their trademark of
Outsourcing: Cheap labor is unethical Core countries outsource to various peripheral countires in order to save and make more money, however, in the opinion of most, this is very unethical and a form exploitation. Outsourcing simply put is merely the migration of jobs from one country to another. Companies take advantage of the poor workers overseas. While they might be giving them an oppurtunity to make money, they are essentially doing more harm. Cheap labor is simply defined as laboring for very cheap pay which includes no benefits, working in harsh environments, and being subjected to abuse and finally working excessively elongated hours with no breaks or lunches.
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