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  •  false equivalency (11+ / 0-)

    I don't think anyone is saying we have to build Dublin on Kalimantan. Sure, world trade grows as Asian countries take advantage of their lower cost of living. It doesn't mean we have to hurt people while doing it.

    I think the point is that workers in Asia should at least benefit from what the west learned during the industrial revolution. Why should any group have to go through another round of industrial lead poisonings, silicosis, and cancers when we know better? Can the western consumer not afford to pay an extra few percent for some very basic safety equipment?

    In a world of limited resources, the shut-down and offshoring of the Waterford factory should free up enough health and safety resources to provide the new workers with some semblance safety in an industrial workplace.

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    by Gravedugger on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 11:07:27 AM PST

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    •  if you'd added a snark tag to (0+ / 0-)

      the shut-down and offshoring of the Waterford factory should free up enough health and safety resources to provide the new workers with some semblance safety in an industrial workplace.

      you might get more recs.

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      by alizard on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 10:15:00 PM PST

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