Sunday, February 03, 2008

Desperately seeking labourers

Even the wealthiest nations rely on the poorest people from the poorest nations. Why do we live in a state of denial?

Interesting video.

4 comments:

spew-it-all said...

Interesting! What is the logic behind that question? If there is no poor people then wealthiest countries would collapse due to lacking support for their industries?

johnorford said...

i wasn't thinking like that citu. i was thinking more about immigration. wealthy immigrants (ones that r expensively educated) are generally accepted, whereas poorer immigrants are generally unwelcome.

yet poor immigrants make valuable contributions to our economies too. for example as fruit pickers.

spew-it-all said...

I was being sarcastic John. You know sometimes economist and political scientist (anthropologist too) drive me mad.
Poor immigrants: we loathe them and love them...

johnorford said...

so that's the source of all my self-loathing :)

me too, all those peeps tend to drive me mad...