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Forum Post: The Global Anti-Labor Fence

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 3, 2011, 6:14 p.m. EST by yarichin (269)
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Corporations can build a factory in another country to take advantage of cheaper labor costs. Can you or I just pack up and move to Korea or Mexico to follow the jobs? No, we need passports, visas, airline tickets, and housing money on arrival. The nations of the world no longer exist in the real sense. Our central banks are all owned by the same international banking cartel. All currency belongs to them, there are no Dollars or Yen or Euros. The national borders are kept in place only to divide the labor force of the world. Immigration laws exist only to divide people into easily managed smaller groups.



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[-] 2 points by EricBlair (447) 10 years ago

Yep they call this the "race to the bottom". Used to be that capital was mostly static and labor was mobile. Now with telephones, efficient global transport and shipping, and the internet, capital can move internationally---but immigration laws trap labor in place.

So now instead of businesses competing to offer better wages to their workforce, the opposite is true. Whole nations are pitted against one another in a competition to see which can provide the cheapest labor pool. This is accomplished by busting unions, lowering safety/health standards, eliminating child labor laws, and just generally having shitty work conditions for shittier pay.

[-] 1 points by OccidentWillStrike (42) 10 years ago

Who wants to become a slave labourer in Mexico?

The solution are worldwide minimum labour standards exported by trade agreement.

And for tax havens military intervention.

[-] 1 points by yarichin (269) 10 years ago

What flag your imaginary country is flying, makes no difference when all countries are owned by the same banks. Imagine if NAFTA had included the free movement of people in North America. GM would have had no motivation to move a factory to Mexico, if the Mexicans could move to Detroit, or the labor unions had the ability to follow the factory to Mexico.

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 10 years ago

Yeah the problem with that is that other countries are sane.