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  •  What try? Your plan is what exactly? (0+ / 0-)

    We beg these companies to be good? As if that hasn't bee a plan for decades now?

    I don't expect people like you to be part of the solution because you have already decided there isn't one.
    No, I've decided that your solution is wrong. That's completely different than deciding that there is no solution. Of course, you seem to think that globalization is The Only Way, so you won't even discuss other solutions. Anything other than voluntary corporate responsibility just isn't realistic, or something? A world wide communist revolution is more likely than the entire clothing industry coming together and agreeing not to mistreat workers. Sure, Apple did a little, but they still have to put up suicide nets.

    And if you want a first step in solving these problems, forgive international loans and start a program of restitution for colonialism. Colonialism is the reason that these countries are so screwed economically. It isn't just that they are poor, it's that they were robbed. The outstanding loans went to build an infrastructure specifically for producing cheap goods for the US and Western Europe and for extracting natural resources. That's the fundamental issue here, Corporations, and especially US corporations, are built on this bedrock of exploitation. It wasn't just chance or happenstance that brought us to the situation we are in, it was a specific and intentional plan to subjugate and control various countries. Globalization extend the problems, not intentionally, but with neoliberal "economic theory" they don't need to do anything intentionally, all the exploitation happens on its own.

    A liberal is a person who does the right thing for the wrong reasons so they can feel good about it for 15 minutes.
    One, I'm not a liberal and never have been one. Two, coming to dailykos and liberal bashing will generally get you an HR. In this case it's probably better that no one actually HR you so that it's perfectly clear what sort of supporters globalization has. You're more interested in attacking people over what you perceive their ideology is than over the actual facts of the matter.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Thu May 02, 2013 at 04:48:24 PM PDT

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    •  No one begged Apple to be good (0+ / 0-)

      and yet it responded to public pressure. But I am glad that you are on top of things. I expect great things from you. Really.

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Thu May 02, 2013 at 09:21:18 PM PDT

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