Control of immigration (was: Multiculturalism)
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:12:12 -0700
> Paul Prescod writes:
> >There is a global labour market. That's the whole point of
> If we had achieved globalization to *that* extent, Nike
> and other companies would not bother to locate their
> plants half the globe from their major markets.
Hardly, see the concept of comparitive advantage.
> Nike and other companies that locate plants in
> poor nations are helping labor there, by bringing paying jobs
> to where there are few. At the same time, it is taking
> advantage of an impoverished population
Thomas Sowell said once that it was useful making a distinction between
discrimination and exploitation.
It is a vicious crime to prohibit a black man who could have been an
engineer from becoming one, and leaving him only with the ability to be
a gardener (this was wrt Apartheid South Africa).
But it is not exploitation to pay him as a gardener. He _is_not_ an
engineer, you can't afford to pay him as an engineer to do gardening
work, and refusing to employ him at all is hardly doing him a favor.
Nike is not taking advantage of an impoverished population.