Sunday, October 21, 2007
Here is an example of a high-demand American market in China that meets our indulgence at the expense of Chinese indentured servants. If you knew that the products to come to Tennessee from China were made using 24-hour labor, had surplus values exponentially higher than sweat shops paid workers to produce them, and required punishing workers for not meeting their quotas would you still buy them? Governor Bredesen justified his Nissan deal a couple of years ago and maintained that making deals is better than having ideals. Are you willing to compromise certain ideals in order buy the coming tide of Chinese products produced under conditions that would not satisfy many workers here?