Global Capitalism Unbound: Winners and Losers from Offshore by E. Paus

By E. Paus

Major specialists study the effect of the swift development of offshore outsourcing in production and IT. For a few it can provide extra speedy fiscal development and for a few constructing international locations it really is a chance to leapfrog, whereas others are sidelined however it additionally capability labour and governments might lose bargaining strength vis-à-vis globally cellular capital.

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Perhaps the most successful global labor markets—economic and social policy / 35 transition was the recovery of Western Europe and Japan after World War II. The United States sent capital to Europe under the Marshall Plan that helped those countries reconstruct their economies rapidly. S. workers from facing low-wage competition. Similarly, the United States helped Japan develop into a market democracy with the capability of challenging the United States in many technically advanced sectors. The progress of Korea from one of the poorest economies in the world, devastated by the Korean War, to an advanced economy in about fifty years is even more remarkable since that country had never before been among the leading global economies.

In the updated edition of What Workers Want (Freeman and Rogers 2006), Rogers and I make specific proposals for unions to develop innovative strategies using modern ICT and forming organizations in local areas to support workers who cannot obtain collective bargaining contracts; and for allowing states greater leeway in enforcing and modifying the labor law governing private sector workers, ranging from placing greater penalties on firms that commit unfair labor practices to allowing workers and firms to form nonunion worker’s groups within firms, if they so wish.

Skilled workers in advanced countries would benefit from increased trade with developing countries as the advanced countries export skill-intensive goods and services. Less-skilled workers in the developing countries would benefit from greater trade with advanced countries as the developing countries export products made by less-skilled labor. The increased demand for skilled workers in advanced countries was expected to increase inequality in those countries while the increased demand for lessskilled workers in developing countries was expected to reduce inequality in those countries.

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