Originally Posted by mrjam3s
I believe out-sourcing is the result of us as consumers wanting to pay less for things.
In order for corporations or manufacturers to get that price for us, they have to cut costs. That is one way of doing that. That helps keep their profits up and keeps their shareholders happy.
That's indeed the reason, but above all, they need to stay competitive.
Originally Posted by AFAngryWarrior
If they all rose up against the regimes they too could make the $7/hr instead of $1 because 85% of their pay is taken for so called "Room and Board".
If all of the developing countries were to level the playing field, we wouldn't enjoy the Wal-Mart pricing we do today.
As the semi-peripheral nations continue to develop, living conditions and political landscapes change, it will start to balance out. Don't expect this anytime soon though.