Lou Dobbs, a voice against outsourcing jobs
by, Jul 01 2012 at 10:57 AM (254 Views)
Capitalism will not work across world boundaries (countries) because one country has no concern for the good of mankind or the environment while the other does. The unconcerned countries allow children and poor people to work endless hours with no protections. Should this be rewarded? Until all countries abide by the same principles, the most caring will be defeated by the uncaring due to the money they save by treating human beings as cattle and the environment as a trash dump. Unless all contries abide by the same standards, only tariffs will level the playing field so the most responsible and caring will recieve the greater benefit instead of the worst. Tariffs will be a cost (tax) incurred by the uncaring for not caring.
Lou Dobbs is a voice against excessive outsourcing and immigration that has been used to keep American wages down.
While you might not agree with all of his views, I think even many Progressives can appreciate his concern about ensuring decent wages, and the exploitation of immigrant labour.
Lou Dobbs has written a book, "War on the Middle Class", that discusses how low wages and unemployment are being caused by big business special interests lobbying for access to much cheaper foreign labor, to replace American workers. Though a self-described Conservative, he holds especially harsh criticism of the Republican Party.
Obviously, neoliberals (like the leaders in the Republican Party) and Austrian economists do not like him. Dobbs does not place as much unquestioning faith in the free market, nor does he believe American workers should be made to compete with the mass poverty and unemployment in the third world. In fact, Dobbs blames the current economic crises on the very policies which the neoliberals have enacted.[/QUOTE]