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Cradle to Grave Jobs

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From Nafta Turns 20:

“NAFTA, which was enacted Jan. 1, 1994, is a trade agreement signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico that served to lower trade and investment barriers among the three nations …

The act was promoted as a way of stimulating the economies of all three countries — and creating jobs — by allowing easier trades …

A vocal minority voiced concern that the agreement would encourage U.S. manufacturers to move their plants — and their jobs to Mexico — where they would not be required to pay fair wages and would not be held to the same environmental standards …”

which is what happened … the agreement is aptly named … it benefits those who trade not those who make.

“These were very good jobs that we lost. Jobs that would allow home ownership. Most of these women didn’t see a point in attending college or even finishing high school because these jobs were so good,” Hossfeld said. “These were supposed to be cradle-to-grave jobs.”

Cradle to Grave Jobs – that really caught my attention and send shivers down my spine. That is a sign of past times … and of amazing progress … one or two generations ago that would have been a blessing, now, for me, and many others this notion is a curse.

A few days later I came across this … though not a complete view, in my opinion, it is facing in a direction I subscribe to:

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