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Assignment #10 Answer the following 5 questions. Please elaborate your answers. 1. Why are clothing companies outsourcing labor to factories in the Global South? Do you think that so much production has been relocated there because of, or in spite of, the bad conditions that factory workers there face? What effect has outsourcing had on the manufacturing sector, jobs and the Main Street economy in the US and other Western countries? Many clothing companies are choosing to manufacture overseas due to much lower production costs. Many less developed countries do not have strict labor laws like the United States, and have very low minimum wages, if there is one at all. On top of an abundance of cheap labor being available, many of these same countries also have very low taxation rates for factories. Although it is a good thing that jobs are being brought into these countries, the conditions are less than desirable, and nothing a United States worker would ever consider working in. From incredibly long hours, nonexistent pay, and factory owners who make up rules as they go alone, these workers are truly suffering. In the same way, the United States is suffering as many companies are choosing to outsource manufacturing to help cut costs and increase profits. Beyond cheaper labor, trade agreements like NAFTA

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