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I think you just proved Scott’s point. The intent has turned into a myth and this is where things go wrong – terribly wrong. You’ve just described why it is worthwhile for a company to leave the United States and lay-off American Workers. But what you don’t discuss are the issues that the U.S. has to give up – human rights, improvement of the works standard of living (this has not been the case according to government polls), and the assurance that if labor rates rise that the company won’t relocate to another low income country to seek low priced labor – such as North Africa.




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From: Shafat Qazi [mailto:seaint-ad(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 10:10 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)


At 11/11/2003 12:03 AM, you wrote:

The role of government is to insure
that there is a level playing field (at least in my opinion) and that
companies are exploiting people just to improve the bottom line.


This is the biggest myth I have heard. I have visited quite a few offshore offices and factories and therefore what I know is first-hand. The fact is in all cases (that I know of) the employees are treated with higher standards than you can imagine. The nationals of those countries consider themselves fortunate working with these foreign companies.

The biggest attraction for a US company to setup a factory/office in a foreign country is that the overall cost of living in those countries is lower. e.g. In India you can buy your groceries for the whole year of less than $100. Buy a house for $20,000 etc. That is a fact!