Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Monday, March 20, 2006

"Free Trade" perhaps not so "Free"?

Surely this piece by David Sirota is relevant to Randolph County and our area. Corporate profits are unfortunately often about finding the most "exploited labor". When the going gets tough, as in when wages rise, the tough gets going to a better location. With a global world, low skill jobs will likely move often under this current model. Is this arrangement where we buy cheap junk at Big Box Mart really the ideal? Peace ... or War!