Sunday, October 19, 2003

Woes of Globalization

I picked it up on the net... and found this an interesting fable on the unmentioned implications of globaliation:

Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (made in Japan) for 6:00 a.m. While his coffee pot (made in China) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (made in Hong Kong). He put on a dress shirt (made in Sri Lanka), designer jeans (made in Singapore) and tennis shoes (made in Korea). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (made in India), he sat down with After setting his watch (made in Taiwan) to the radio (made in India) he got in his car (made in Germany), and continued his search for a good paying American Job.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (made in Brazil), poured himself a glass of wine (made in France) and turned on his television set (made in Indonesia), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in .....AMERICA....

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