Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Decisions

The Hard Way: enforce international trade agreements or don't trade with countries that can't make it work. Make countries respect the rights of workers, give workers living wages, offer retirement benefits and health care. Enforce environmental and safety standards so people aren't dying, or being crippled, from preventable, hazardous conditions.

The Easy Way: ensure that your own country has enough poor people, and few enough regulations, that your economy can compete with those that employ slave labor and force people to live on less than 1000 calories a day, with those whose water supplies are poisonous and air is suffocating.

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