Monday, April 4, 2011

Global Inequality

As businesses become more global, the separation between rich and poor will continue to grow. With the current state of the United States’ economy, I’d like to see us bring things home and cut back on the outsourcing for our manufactured goods. This isn’t going to happen because of cheap labor, our big companies do a great job of exploiting foreigners, and how efficient it is to outsource. I personally believe you can’t help other people without helping yourself. What I mean by this is, if our economy isn’t stable, how can we expect ourselves to help another county’s economy jumpstart? Sure, we can advise them and pay for their labor, but that’s just exploitation if we outsource manufacturing goods to foreign countries. I think America should worry about itself first and everyone else second. Once we stabilize, which isn’t any time soon, we can start worrying about the rest of the world. There’s always been a huge gap between the rich and the poor, it’s just now that the entire world’s officially connected, for the most part, that we start to realize how large this gap is. It’s an increasing problem, that isn’t going to be solved anytime soon. Citizens in other countries, and our own, expect free handouts. Much like our section on welfare, people need to do things for themselves sometimes, with assistance to a point.

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