Actually, speaking of sharing ...
simo.sorce at xsec.it
Fri Aug 15 21:13:48 UTC 2003
On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 19:11, Niall Douglas wrote:
> I hope so, but if you look at most other areas of outsourcing
> industry this simply hasn't happened. The third world gets all the
> pollution, crappy jobs and a tiny fraction of the money. The west
> retains all the power, profit and the elite jobs. The whole process
> is called "streamlining" and "increasing productivity" which is what
> industry has been demanding of the software industry for some time.
> It's just we were too deaf to hear (software engineering is almost
> unrepresented by unions, lobby groups or anything else).
> If you read former Indian prime minister Indira Ghandi's books on the
> subject, she clearly illustrates how the world economic structures
> are deliberately & heavily biased against third world countries being
> anything more than exploited for cheap labour and lower tax
> overheads. This is better known in the west as "free trade" rules.
> Wherever you see "GATT", "WTO" or "World Bank", read "keep the west
> rich and everyone else poor" agreements.
I think we are getting off topic on this list.
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