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Thread: Were we better off before industrialization?

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Too bad Australia is being sold off to China......
    only our uranium
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Rape? Oh boy another mangling of the English language. If I want to pay less for a lamp, and a poor Chinese guy wants to work for $5 a day, who are you or anyone else to stop me?
    rape
    1   /reɪp/ Show Spelled [reyp] Show IPA noun, verb,raped, rap·ing.
    –noun
    1. the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
    2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
    3. statutory rape.
    4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
    5. Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.

    Maybe you should learn the language before you make yourself look foolish.

    You're just another con who thinks taking advantage of someone for personal gain is acceptable. Thanks Reagan!!

    Why would we do that?
    Too protect American jobs. You're not too swift on this stuff are you?

    Nobody needs a minnimum wage.
    Obviously they do.


    Unemployment rates have remained steady through globalization until the banking crisis.
    Do you have some source for that?

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    only our uranium
    Iron as well.....

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    They also have no power over potential employees
    That comment only proves that you are willing to be dishonest in this debate.

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Back to the thread...

    Before the industrialization lethal diseases were pretty much common place, child mortality was high, most people worked from sun up to sun down, and the only people that had leisure time were the rich. What do you think?
    True except for the amount of leisure time. After industrialization lethal diseases are pretty much common place, child mortality is lower but we have a higher rate of disabled people because they are kept alive. Most people work about the same amount of hours, it just may be at two or three jobs or they continue work at home and the majority like what they do less and have less pride and enjoyment regarding that work.

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Too bad Australia is being sold off to China......
    Well they can join the USA who is already sold.

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Iron as well.....
    ok, just most natural resources, but we get to lease pandas from them in return
    So follow me into the desert
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    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Too protect American jobs. You're not too swift on this stuff are you?
    But we all know that this isn't going to happen so what is the point of arguing for it? Moreover, how does this mesh with your moral argument against the exploitation (what you call slavery) of foreign labor?
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    But we all know that this isn't going to happen so what is the point of arguing for it? Moreover, how does this mesh with your moral argument against the exploitation (what you call slavery) of foreign labor?
    1) Because it's a discussion forum.
    2) Huh? Protecting American jobs is exploitation, how?

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    Re: Were we better off before industrialization?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    2) Huh? Protecting American jobs is exploitation, how?
    You said it in your own words:
    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo
    because taking advantage of a persons situation in order to profit is a form of slavery.
    You cry out against the exploitation of foreign labor to protect the exploitation of domestic labor.

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