|Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
But government officials counter that a booming economy has slashed that figure in half, and most Argentines don't want the menial jobs in construction and agriculture that foreigners are willing to take
|Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 6):
|Quoting Turbo7x7 (Reply 1):|
Immigration, illegal or otherwise, is the flip side of "outsourcing" and is part and parcel of the phenomena of globalization.
|Quoting Derico (Reply 2):|
I think the largest multinationals (regardless of where they are from), are having too much power. I think something has to be done to tax them far higher amounts if as a corporation you operate in x amount of countries, for starters. Right now multinationals have no checks and balances whatsoever, to the point the can exploit workers even in the 1st world, and the 2nd world, and of course the 3rd world of more undeveloped countries.
|Quoting Derico (Reply 7):|
You are right on some points, but Argentina has a larger middle class than the upper or lower class, has been for about a century now. It was what made the country different from the rest in the region (with Uruguay). That has changed a bit with the increase in the inequality gap, but that has happened in other countries as well. Argentina has never been a country where there is a small 10% elite and 90% peasants.
|Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 6):|
As described, what globalization threatens to do is make America the kind of country where the middle class is no longer the norm -- where there are rich members of the managerial class, and a very large segment of relatively low-paid workers. This isn't the American way. It may be the Latin American way, but that's completely different.
We cannot afford to destroy the middle class by catering to the Latin American model of globalization.
|Quoting Cfalk (Reply 8):
Someone here really does not understand the dynamics of outsourcing and globalization, and is just listening to the propaganda passed out either the equally ignorant or those who have special interests to defend in 1st world countries (labor unions, for instance).
|Quoting Mir (Reply 13):|
Globalization is a Western creation,
|Quoting Turbo7x7 (Reply 14):|
And if you think organized labor is a "special interest," then certainly it should also follow that upper management or shareholders are "special interests" as well, and you've certainly tried very hard to "defend" those interests on this forum, now haven't you?
|Quoting Mir (Reply 13):|
What Latin American model of globalization? Globalization is a Western creation, and has been for a very long time. If you don't like the results of globalization, it doesn't make sense to criticize the globalized instead of the globalizers.
|Quoting Par13del (Reply 3):|
Is this similar to the Guest Worker program the Bush Administration proposed that received international condemnation?
|Quoting Derico (Reply 16):|
If I reckon to predict that your statement was implying that globalization is a western-EUROPEAN concept since the times of the great explorations and expansion of European style civilization outside of Europe, then that would a be consistent statement. The United States is a direct result of that concept, not a creator.