Economic disaster will result if outsourcing continues on the same path with minimal regulations. Old practices need to be addressed and the government needs to step up for more strict regulations. While cheap products and labor for the U.S. companies may be a positive, one must take in perspective the negatives of unsafe working conditions because of inhumane overseas labor. According to Kristof and WuDunn, "Some managers are brutal in the way they house workers in firetraps, expose children to dangerous chemicals, deny bathroom breaks, demand sexual favors, force people to work double shifts or dismiss anyone who tries to organize a union."(1... ... middle of paper ... ...d bring the pollution down and protect the enviroment.
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.
This will weaken the value of the dollar and thus contradicting any benefits that were though to arise from a rise in the minimum wage. In addition, “It’s true that the government can force business owners to pay its minimum wage workers more per hour, but it can’t force these business owners to pay them more per week.” (“The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00.") Employers will cut benefits, training, and work employees harder to get more out of fewer workers to make up for cost and layoffs. Therefore, people that do receive a slight raise in pay because of the minimum wage will be in the same boat before because of higher prices, cut hours, and the addition of duties and reasonability’s that would have otherwise be spread out over multiple employees. As David Henderson, the editor of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, put it “And many of those who do benefit from a wage increase will likely find those benefits undone.
This pushes sweatshops to work employees harder, for longer hours and less pay. Sweatshops do not care who works for them or conditions as long as they are making quotas. They produce what is required with little budget and this is how the facilities can be in poor conditions causing health hazards to the workers. How is this ethical to the workers and should western companies that sell products in America be able to pay people so little regardless of what their countries laws allow.
Regardless of the already inflated profit margins coming from sweatshop conditions, the Nike Company does little to create harmonious conditions, free of the painstaking pressures placed on the sweatshop workers. As we will see, the working conditions in these sweatshops provide cheap labor, free from legal prosecution and union problems. In Cicih Sukaesih’s article, he speaks about his trials and tribulations dealing with a Nike contractor that fired him, and with the unions he tries to assemble for better working conditions. In Jeff Ballinger’s article named “Nike’s Voice Looms Large”, we will learn about Nike’s solidarity groups against sweatshops and the real reasons they are against Nike. Caroline Kaeb’s article tells us about the gross human rights violations encountered at the sweatshops, as well as the laws that do nothing to protect these workers.
The short story Harrison Bergeron written by author Kurt Vonnegut was written as a criticism for the Marxist belief that members of society should strive for equality. He believed it was a dangerous o... ... middle of paper ... ...ome of the wealth from the richest people to the poor but it does not eliminate poverty as a whole. If there’s not enough wealth, distribution can be hampered. Instead of improving the living standards for all, it actually lowers the income of the richest to reduce the divide and fall close to income levels of the poorest. As it provides the poorest higher levels of income it discourages them from working hard (encourages incompetence).
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.
The workers had terrible lives because of low wages and inability to advance in social class. According to an article written by Louise Curth, ”In many cases, the factory owners tended to consider their employees as little more than commodities. The men, women, and children who filled those roles were generally subjected to long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions”. This shows how the factory owners treated their workers. The factory owners thought of the workers as an item rather than an actual human.
This therefore creates an incentive to keep costs low and selling prices high which results in instability making these workers further reliant on the capitalist who buy their labor. This is a form of oppression and domination of the workers because the boss profits based on the exploitation of workers. Once these workers are being alienated, dominated, and oppressed there is a progression that happens. They are first alienated from their own labor; they are a part of just one piece of the labor that goes into making the product. This makes their jobs menial and tedious, the workers do not find joy or fulfillment in their jobs and no longer see their labor in the product.
In ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ Mamet illustrates the salesmens ' perceptions that immorality is the pathway to success. However, Aaronow does not believe this. Mamet does this in order to demonstrate the capitalist system is heartless to make them despite it and feel despise towards or sympathy for the characters. Individuals are immoral as an attempt to gain success as they believe it is the only way in a capitalist system. In Act One, scene two Roma manipulates his potential client, Lingk through stating the complex sentence “what is life: (Pause) it’s looking forward or it’s looking back”.