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Thursday, January 05, 2006

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Niko

I'm not sure if the "workers of the world" you refer to are the relatively few well-managed, iPod-buying western consumers, who work to consume even more, or the hundreds of millions of workers who struggle for under $1 a day and work to stay alive.

I know this is an exaggeration, but one necessary to illustrate the point.

Tapsearcher

Communism does not work because workers have no voice in the process. The same applys to Globalization and Free Trade. It seems Thomas Friedman and others in the Flat World ignore this essential factor. Economies without borders will not work because the value of work has to be in sync with the value of end products. Consumers are workers first and need to make enough money to buy the products they make. Henry Ford knew this with automobiles.
And just imagine what would happen to the world if there were 400 million more cars in India and China. The Flat World would implode.
Explore the losts worlds in the Flat World of Friedman and the Free Traders with Ray Tapajna at http://tapsearch.com/flatworld/

Peter

this sounds like a bad mcdonald's commercial. granted - u wrote it a long time ago, but still.

as for whether or not Communism works or not, i have no idea, but whatever China is doing right now seems to be 'working' in the traditional sense of the word.

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