BRAZIL SAYS NO TO THE FREE-TRADERS WHO DESTROY LOCAL ECONOMIES.
Unionist wins Brazil presidential race by a landslide.
From Associated Press, Harold Olmos- Oct 28,2002
With 97% of the vote counted, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvan won
the presidential election in Latin America's largest country. He got 61.5% of the vote. (a mandate) Silva- a former shoe shine
boy and head of a labor union- ran against the free traders solution to the world economy. Silva's criticism of free market
policies is at odds with Bush and Washington DC.
When Capitalism, Conservatives and elite Liberals join to force raw Capitalism, we end up with the worst kind
of classic liberalism - The survival of the fittest.
The Race to the Bottom in Mexico
LOW-WAGE NATIONS NAB MEXICO'S JOBS
From Associated Press, Julie Watson, Oct 28/2002__________________________________________________
..........and now, former U.S. factories that moved to Mexico to supposedly help out their economy
since 1956, are now moving out and going to China and Central America, where there is even cheaper labor. $1 an hour
in Mexico can not compete now with the wage slave labor in China etc. Just a few years ago, some former U.S. factories
that moved to the Far East for cheaper labor moved back to North American via Mexico where they could get the factory,
equipment and labor for only $4.50 an hour. Now that is too much and they are moving to China etc. 250,000
jobs in the maquiladora industry just on the other side of the border have been lost. Unemployed workers wait in lines
by 5 a.m. that snake around factories like Lear, General Motors and Hoover trying to find work. In this area alone,
2,000 jobs a month are not being lost. More than 30 of its 392 plants have closed. It is a real race to the bottom
now. It is an example of what happens when production is moved from place to place based on the lowest common denominator
of wage slave wages. Burn- out communities and societies are left behind. The attrition is speeding up everywhere
since any job now can be outsourced anywhere.
(It should be noted that the US Government paid
and offered other incentives to manufacturers to move their factories to Mexico since 1956. So called free trade is
not something that naturally evolved and US taxpayers actually paid out money that ended up funding the most massive
dislocation of jobs in our history.)