Re: Made in China

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 14:29:01 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: Chuck Kuecker <>
> >Agreed. I still think, though, that "child labor" is another hot
> >button, and that many jobs can be safely and ethically done by
> >"children" that are outlawed in this country, jobs that can spell
> >the difference between adequate nutrition and death.
> I don't like the idea of young children being forced to work to
> survive, but even if necessary, they can be treated well, and paid
> a decent wage.
> This is currently not the case.

Just what are the wages vs. the actual local cost of living? If my fifty
cents a day to 'Save the Children' can keep a kid fed, in clothes, and
in school, a couple bucks a day ought to be living high on the hog. 'A
Decent Wage' is very much a relative thing, as Sasha used to rant about.
He knew plenty of Russian programmers who had no trouble living off of
wages a teen-age grocery bagger would sniff at.

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