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2,032 hits 2.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Boredofu

Do you welcome the lifting of restrictive quotas on the importation of clothing from the developing world?
The WTO has negotiated the lifting of export quotas from many developing nations from January 2005, this could result in opening up markets for businesses in the developing world or the export of more Western jobs to Third World sweatshops.


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18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/30/04 - 2:42:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I might as well throw this in quickly seeing as some moron put an expiry date on it.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/30/04 - 2:44:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
In the short term I welcome it. But the country would still need to be aided and developed further. A country full of sweat shop workers isnt a much good in the long run.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 6/30/04 - 2:51:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, although I hope the WTO is also looking into the sweatshop factor. I'm more impressed by the WTO's ruling against US cotton subsidies.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 7/2/04 - 4:23:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lifting the quota regulations will sort out a lot of corruption too where export officials and large companies trade quota licences with exporters who actually have orders.

15 years ago it cost more money to buy the export quota for a dress than it did to make the dress.

18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 7/4/04 - 7:02:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, the sweatshop jobs are actually not bad for the workers who have them. They are often the best work they can get.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 7/4/04 - 6:46:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
How do you work that out?

What do you know about how sweatshops operate in the third world?

18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 7/11/04 - 11:06:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Dont give her a hard time, its an opinion. Anyway, sweat shops are good for the person that opens them, but not so great for the workers.
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 7/15/04 - 12:34:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
erm... what?
18 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 7/15/04 - 12:36:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just because the sweat shops are the best they can get doesnt make them not bad jobs. A sh*te job is just preferable to starvation for many, can't think why...
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 10/24/04 - 12:14:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't get it. Am I supposed to?
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/30/04 - 3:40:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Yes, the sweatshop jobs are actually not bad for the workers who have them. They are often the best work they can get."
Isnt that pathetic beyond belief, tho :P
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/16/06 - 3:13:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
I last answered this question on the day I was banned.

The idea that sweatshop jobs are good because they are the best that people can get is entirely illogical. If the conditions improved the same people would have a better job.

The only difference would be that instead of The Gap paying $2.40 for a sweatshirt they sell for $50 they might be paying $2.50 or even $2.75.




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