: : Good grief Gee...were in the era of global economics now. Entire factories pick up and go. It's not a 100m race, it's more like a marathon to the bottom, as competition requires competitive pricing which is achieved by outsourcing from regions with the cheapest labor and most lax environmental standards.
: First, dont assume that because our 'caring' govt introduces an environmental standard that it must be good - each is to be judged on merit.
OK, I won't assume. Tell me which ones are the bad ones. I can think of one - MTBE - but there was a lot of hanky-panky about that one.
: Second, if you want redistribution of wealth then consider that every cent paid out in the 3rd world is a cent not paid out in the west.
Consider the life-style of those living in the maquilladores. Consider the fact that NATO deliberately created some 300,000 desperately poor and unemployed - fit fodder for exploitation. It is Definitely NOT one cent to one cent. It is one cent abroad versus at least ten cents here. If the companies paid ten cents abroad, I would have no objection.