Originally Posted by cheapmutha
you cant expect people living in a 3rd world country to make american wages, and you also have to realize that cost of living is nowhere near what it is here.
plus, they can always jack shit from the factory and resell on ebay.
Yeah, they can sell them on ebay using the computer they have in the den of their house, then drive to the post office in their car to mail them off.
Please, travel to a third world country and find out what it is really like and why the cost of living is lower, e.g., no toilet, no medical care, no car/bicycle/motorcycle, refrigerator, TV, phone. The lucky people who have a house have one-room with a whole family in it, no glass on the windows, bare cement or dirt floor, corrugated tin roof, no heater, certainly no A/C. Cooking done on the floor using a propane burner or white gas cookstove.
This is how most of the world lives.
I have no opinion on the shoe issue. The people who make the $1 or so per day really need it, but no doubt Nike could pay more too.
But then I really wonder how many of the people who boycot Nike mail off donations to UNICEF? F**k waiting for corporate charity--take the time spent protesting and get a part time job, then donate the proceeds.
Sorry for the rant, but not sorry enough not to post it.