Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Summary of paragraph- classwork
Thomas Freidman was one of the first people to argue that the world has changed economically. It has changed in a way that financial capitals, goods, and services now go freely from place to place. There is now a global spread of sweatshops all across the world. Sweatshops are crude factories in which workers sew clothing, assemble sneakers, or perform similar labor intensive tasks for extremely low wages. People work at sweatshops because some alternatives are even worse. People also argue that multinational firms in North America and Europe pay better and there are safer working conditions than local firms. Extreme pro-globalizers try to assert that poor countries should try to take advantage of the laid back environmental laws that they have to attract highly polluting countries from rich countries. This would make their overall economic positions better.