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Subject:  Re: Worldwide Wealth Figures Date:  4/16/2002  2:04 PM
Author:  Commodore64 Number:  65064 of 795108

"No, I think the point is that people in the un-developed nation are un-fortunated and I think businessmen and politicians in developed countries like to keep it that way. That way, they can continue to feed off the cheap labors of the un-developed countries. "

I find it amazing that people forget that the USA started out much like the "third world" countries of today- a place with low costs, minimal regulation, and a large and expanding supply of relatively cheap labor. 40 years ago, Japan was in a similar situation. 30 years ago, it was Hong Kong. 15 years ago, it was Korea,