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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
This should read:

Foxconn stops abusing employees, general population okay with it.
Meh what Foxconn does to employees is nothing compared to what USA does to other nations and most people approve it.
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The way I see it, the crappy conditions the rest of the world suffers DOES affect us here in America.

1) Work is cheap and exploitable in developing nations like China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Bangladesh, Myanmar, etc.

2) American companies save large amounts of overhead by shipping manufacturing overseas.

3) Less work for American workers = more people on the dole, more unemployment which can lead to more secondary things like crime, poverty, neglect of children, slums, disease, which can then lead to tertiary outcomes like increased payout via medicare and medicaid, more shelters, more prisons, etc.

4)When these workers start receiving better pay, better living conditions, improved civil rights - then the cost of manufacturing will go up, and as the cost of oil will inevitably go up (and therefore shipping) in the future - then stateside manufacturing will become a more viable option.

5) Manufacturing will return to the states.

6) End outcome: You will pay more for things in the future, but the world will probably be better off for it, overall.

The above is all my idle speculation, but I hope someday when everyone is paid a fair wage for fair work, then things will get better for everyone, including us (as a nation).
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Meh what Foxconn does to employees is nothing compared to what USA does to other nations and most people approve it.
That's nice, but what does it have to do with my post?

I was saying that most people with a set of morals are okay with paying a bit more if it's going to stop the inhumane treatment of other people. Luckily for Foxconn, we don't have much of a choice as they make pretty much everything for most of the manufactures.
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If it's a few dollars per item, I'll gladly pay it. I haven't bought any Foxconn branded parts, but there are probably a few Foxconn manufactured parts in my mobo or video card. As long as the price increase is reasonable, it's fine.
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I dont want to pay more take away the raise plz.
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^ lol hahaha
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Meh better living standards. That is all I ask. Until then I'm not buying from foxconn.
That'll be a difficult task. Take a close look at basically every single motherboard available today and you'll see what i mean.
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I would much rather they made everything in America and then I would be paying the outrageous American prices, but at least my money would be staying here domestically and increasing the value of a workers life. Since this is an impossibility I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WHAT-SO-EVER PAYING MORE FOR A PRODUCT IF IT CAN INCREASE THE QUALITY OF SOMEONE'S LIFE. The fact that I am still paying ridiculously high prices for components when workers are making next to nothing is infuriating. I would much rather see the employee prosper than strickly the corporation. Every working person in the ****ing world should share this concept.
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Meh what Foxconn does to employees is nothing compared to what USA does to other nations and most people approve it.
Really, if you want to start that we can just look at what the British did in India or what most of Europe did when they carved up Africa. Lets not get into stuff that is unrelated.
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The way I see it, the crappy conditions the rest of the world suffers DOES affect us here in America.

1) Work is cheap and exploitable in developing nations like China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Bangladesh, Myanmar, etc.

2) American companies save large amounts of overhead by shipping manufacturing overseas.

3) Less work for American workers = more people on the dole, more unemployment which can lead to more secondary things like crime, poverty, neglect of children, slums, disease, which can then lead to tertiary outcomes like increased payout via medicare and medicaid, more shelters, more prisons, etc.

4)When these workers start receiving better pay, better living conditions, improved civil rights - then the cost of manufacturing will go up, and as the cost of oil will inevitably go up (and therefore shipping) in the future - then stateside manufacturing will become a more viable option.

5) Manufacturing will return to the states.

6) End outcome: You will pay more for things in the future, but the world will probably be better off for it, overall.

The above is all my idle speculation, but I hope someday when everyone is paid a fair wage for fair work, then things will get better for everyone, including us (as a nation).
There is a flaw with this:

1. Yup your right.

2. Yup.

3. No they do not steal jobs from the USA. Why? Americans simply will not work for 50 cent a day, even if they past minimum wage issues. If companies were to have to pay employees minimum wage they would most definitely be bankrupt within a few years.
If the cost for wages increases so will the product cost $.50-$8.00 a day versus $7.25 per hour, 12 hours a day=$87 a day. That would increase product's cost by a lot. Products wouldn't sell, companies would bankrupt.

4. We'll see...

5. We'll see...

6. We'll see...
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