How do we compete with Slave/Child/Prison Labor?

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    How do we compete with countries that are willing to use slave/child/prison labor? Even theoretically? Wouldn't we have to do the same? Is human decency something the "spoiled west" must give up?
     
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    By "we" , are you referring to American corporations ?
     
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    We can compete if we're a moral people who refuse to deal with those countries which allow inhumane labor practices even if it means less things. But, if some of us choose to have no morals and not look at our tags or the country of origin on the package, I have a feeling you're right, we're not going to compete very well unless we too begin to accept the same inhumane practices here at home.

    But, we're already half way there... the unions have been effectively broken and there is now a race to who will work for the least. It's astounding.
     
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    The american people.
     
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    There are no "American" or "British" or "Australian" or "Canadian" etc corporations any longer.

    Let me quickly make the point that the link between nation and corporation isn't extinct yet. Russia and China are two nations that come quickly to mind.
     
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    Law of comparative advatage anyone? Or do the last three hundred years not provide enough empirical evidence?
     

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