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I'd be really interested to hear opinions about this. I found some of the statistics in it close to unbelievable, but I trust the writer.

It's about poverty in Ohio.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1076608,00.html

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se_parsons
Nov. 7th, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC)
This is the rub, really. We're going to have to reinvent constantly to find jobs that ONLY WE can do. Because other people are as good as we are at things and are as educated as we are.

I think our future really IS in R&D. And right now Japan is kicking our butt a lot of the time because we won't invest in it.

Or else we enter into the world of protectionism and tariffs and that gets scary and ugly.

But I do like what some folks have been saying about not having "free trade" agreements with countries that don't give up child labor, have living wages for workers and other standards. It's unfair to as people in the US to compete against that kind of exploitation.

That doesn't get around Ireland, India and other highly skilled places, though.

We just outsourced our customer service to Canada, so I know what you mean.