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Additionally, there is an issue of a broader context. What is the point of making the global economy more efficient if you are one of the people in Germany who just lost the job to China?
First, let me acknowledge that losing a job is not a wonderful thing.  The whole issue of economic dislocation,,,losing jobs to other countries, retraining and finding another job, is incredibly stressful for the loser of the job.  But shouldn't we sometimes take a step up, and recognize that person in China is getting a job, able to better support him/herself and a family?  

In reality, how are we really going to help Africa long term?  Yes, raising the level of funding for AIDS, and donating money for food are incredibly important efforts right now--stopping the wars, the slaughter, etc.  But at the end of the day, we're going to have to help them develop economies, so they can not only support themselves, but have the pride of supporting themselves.  And that too will cause the same economic dislocations of which you speak.

it's sad at times, always challenging, but do you see a better way forward to help the billions of people that are truly at poverty levels in the world--$1 per day kind of poverty.

by wchurchill on Tue Apr 18th, 2006 at 02:51:07 AM EST
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