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11. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

It is disgusting that this still happens in the US, or anywhere for that matter. There are greedy people everywhere that will take advantage of others if given the chance. The Navarrette family should be prosecuted and given the maximum sentence allowed. Another sad case of greed and exploiting others for money. It has been happening since we lived in caves and continues to this day. Just the way humans are.

12. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

This is true, mike, but we should do all we can to buy responsibly also.

13. Posted by Russkiy (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

I don't believe in "human nature". Humans are products of their surroundings, and their "nature" changes very much over time. For example nowadays it is "nature" to look after your children. But in Ancient Greece, parents left their toddlers on mountains to see if they would survive. Native American Indians and also Eskimos had extremely differing values and ideas to those we have now.

Rather, the of thing kombizz talks about is inherent in the economic system (and perhaps, to some extent, the political system).

14. Posted by mostrim (Inactive 80 posts) 8y

I think greed is the main cause of this kind of thing. Until a decade or so ago Ireland was as noted for it's emigrants as for any other contribution to world affairs then the economy got turned around and suddenly we were a mecca for immigrants, mainly from Eastern Europe and Africa. And lo and behold there were those ready and willing to exploit the new 'cheap' labour and some of the very people who could tell stories of how their ancestors were exploited by the natives of other countries now were quite willing to do it to others. It the same principle behind corporations moving their factories/offices/business from a European or Amercian base out to Thailand or the Phillipines or India. Ironically, some of those firms might even be paying good wages by the local standards but still less than what they paid to the previous employees and helps make the bottom line look better for the shareholders.

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting kombizz

Do you think still we live in a better world?

My answer to that changes from day to day.

16. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting james

I wonder how many people working in Chinese factories do so under near slave conditions.

I wonder!

17. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Disgusting.

How many products do we buy without knowing how they're produced?

ALMOST all products!

18. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting Russkiy

I don't believe in "human nature". Humans are products of their surroundings, and their "nature" changes very much over time. For example nowadays it is "nature" to look after your children. But in Ancient Greece, parents left their toddlers on mountains to see if they would survive. Native American Indians and also Eskimos had extremely differing values and ideas to those we have now.

Rather, the of thing kombizz talks about is inherent in the economic system (and perhaps, to some extent, the political system).

Interesting to feel your statement in our real world!

19. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting Jase007

Prefer not to know, it's called consumerism and has almost been here for as long as we have

Good 4 u

20. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting beerman

And this concept is nothing new.....farm workers have been mistreated for years and years in America. How do you propose to stop it? And America is not the only place where human rights are ignored...ALL countries have abused, and are likely still abusing to some extent, human rights.

Shall we just turn the world into one big hug for everyone? No poverty, no greed, no evil? Sure, that would be nice, but the world is not a utopia. If you are so concerned with these issues, come up with solutions to solve the problems. Do something, rather than simply complain about it. And good luck.....farm owners will have you arrested, the government will prosecute you, UNLESS you come up with a solution satisfactory to everyone.

I always thinking about those days!