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Fair Trade Federation

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by PetShopBoy88, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. PetShopBoy88

    PetShopBoy88 Active Member

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    What do you all think about Fair Trade Federation, and why do you think that? I've been reading about this a bit and want to know people's opinions. :yes:
     
  2. Radio Frequency X

    Radio Frequency X World Leader Pretend

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    I think its a joke with good intentions.
     
  3. PetShopBoy88

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    can you elaborate on why you think that?
     
  4. Radio Frequency X

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    Because Fair Trade (and the organization) do not consider individual employee productivity, which is the basis of wages.
     
  5. PetShopBoy88

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  6. Radio Frequency X

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    What do you think? Should wages be determined by Cost of Living, or productivity?
     
  7. PetShopBoy88

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    Productivity. Without it being determined by productivity, there is little incentive to work any harder, which will lead to a decrease in product quality, which will lead to a decrease in product sales, which will lead to lay offs... etc.
     
  8. Jaiket

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    Fair trade makes up crucial part of economic and social justice.
     
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    I think they have good intentions and I agree with that radio said.
     
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    That it's a joke? Or that it does not consider productivity?
     
  11. morning-star

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    both. mainly the productivity. thuogh I doubt it would lead to as far as realy poor qualty goods and fired workers. they still have some insentive because they are being paid in some form. though it would be a lot better if it was based on productivity.
     
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    But when the cost of living is ignored by business, exploitation abounds. And that's anything but fair.

    The real problem is that commercial business is currently defined by it's ability to produce a profit, rather than by it's ability to raise the quality of human life for all those involved in it. Until this is resolved, commerce will continue to be the enemy of people, and people will continue to need to be protected from commercial activity. Looking at the cost of a commercial enterprise in the human terms of it's worker's ability to live on his pay is a good first step in changing the way we define "commercial business". The days of a few wealthy profiteers getting very rich by exploiting unprotected laborers needs to come to an end. In fact, the whole definition of commercial business as justified exploitation for profit needs to be culturally expunged. Greed, it turns out, is not good for most people, and it never was.
     
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