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loss of jobs due to outsourcing

Millions of U.S. workers in manufacturing industries have lost their jobs because companies have moved their operations to low-wage countries overseas. In other countries, many women and children work long hours a day for low wages performing the jobs that used to be done by workers in the United States. Do you think it is ethical for multi-nationals to operate on the basis of where they can obtain low-cost resources? Do you think laws should be passed to prevent global companies from locating abroad so that the relatively high-paying jobs of U.S. employees can be protected?

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IT is ethical for multinational corporations to obtain comparative advantage by operating in offshore locations providing low cost resources because by producing high quality goods at lower costs, they are benefitting the consumers as well as assisting in the economic development of these foreign countries. Further, as long as they do ...

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Millions of U.S. workers in manufacturing industries have lost their jobs because companies have moved their operations to low-wage countries overseas. In other countries, many women and children work long hours a day for low wages performing the jobs that used to be done by workers in the United States. Do you think it is ethical for multi-nationals to operate on the basis of where they can obtain low-cost resources? Do you think laws should be passed to prevent global companies from locating abroad so that the relatively high-paying jobs of U.S. employees can be protected?

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