By Shane Iverson
I have often thought about this subject in my own time. There was a time in our history where we as Americans would do whatever it took to produce products that could be sold throughout the world. I think about the old days when they had men actually risking their own lives to build skyscrapers and like the many hardworking men who work in mines miles beneath the earth. I do not condone the cheap labor / hard labor that other countries benefit from to make products that could be made here. I think it is immoral on a few levels; first off the factories are making a ton of money and are not spreading the wealth to those who work hard for them. Another is that some of these countries infrastructure is so messed up that these people have no choice but to work under these conditions to feed their families and keep a roof over their head. I think that if the United States had not been as greedy as they have then we might not have out-sourced like we have been in the last 10 years. With the human rights and workers rights we have in this country we could enable a safe work place for the employees.
On another note what is done is done, I do not think that we (America) are the police force of the world unless of course people are being marched out by their government and massacred. If countries are going to produce products and in turn not take care of their employees then shame on the people working and not taking a stand. I know this sounds ridiculous but that is what it took for this country to turn around and have workers rights. If these same people do not really care about their own safety then that is up to them and not us. We should not interfere with other countries issues. Nobody did for us when we were going through human rights and workers rights in the 60’s. It is a shame that we will not get these factories back in our country and I think that people are...