[FoRK] Google care about Chinese labour prices?

Luis Villa < luis at tieguy.org > on > Sat Oct 14 05:38:47 PDT 2006

On 10/14/06, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> On 10/14/06, Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> wrote:
> > I don't understand this:
> >
> > http://www.laborstrategies.org/index.php?
> > option=com_content&task=view&id=11
> >
> > "The report details how US-based global corporations like Wal-Mart,
> > Google, UPS, Microsoft, Nike, AT&T, and Intel, acting through US
> > business organizations like the American Chamber of Commerce in
> > Shanghai and the US-China Business Council, are actively lobbying
> > against legislation giving new rights to Chinese workers. They are
> > also threatening that foreign corporations will withdraw from China
> > if it the law is passed."
> >
> > Google? Really? Why would Google care?
>
> Presumably those organizations are actively lobbying on this issue,
> and presumably they do other things, and Google joined them for those
> other things and is now (indirectly) sponsoring lobbying on this
> issue- which they may or may not care about.
>
> This isn't an uncommon problem, unfortunately. Most AAA members, for
> example, don't realize that their names/membership dues are used to
> lobby against fuel efficiency standards and in favor of suburban
> sprawl:
>
> http://www.betterworldclub.com/competition/things.htm

More fun links on AAA:
http://www.betterworldclub.com/competition/aaa.htm#facts

Luis

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