Let's bring back baseball manufacturing to the US! Give these jobs back to US workers. Of course baseballs will cost $450 each.
TravellingDen: “It is still a developing economy. There are problems... people are poorer than they are in the US and other 1st world nations... but having a full-time job with benefits and some level of security isn't exactly a horrorshow.”
With so much unemployment it could hire more temporary workers, firing and rehiring them every three months. This new contingency work force has no legal rights, and their wages do not have to be increased.
Hard work, but far better than no work at all. Many of the coffee and sugar cane plantations around here have collapsed, done in by the forces of globalization. There is only one other factory in Turrialba, population 30,000. Without baseballs, Mr. Monge said, life here ''would be more like Nicaragua,'' the poor neighbor to the north.
Nope. Sorry. it's a nice idea, but prices are dictated by consumers. Producers have to figure out how to keep their costs under that line.
GuyZero: But is there an existential problem with baseball manufacture?
GuyZero: It may be a sweatshop, but they're not slaves. I mean, most sweatshop workers are not slaves. I would be surprised if these ones were. They can probably quit any time.
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