Where do they get these idiots from?*
Fellow participant Wal-Mart, savagely opposed to trade unions, has built its global empire on relentless cutting of costs in retail stores and supply chains, including ever-lower wages for factory workers in China and Bangladesh. This downwards pressure on earnings prevents people from working their way out of poverty, in complete contrast to the stated aims of Brown\’s initiative.
Chinese manufacturing wages have been rising, year on year, at 14% for the past decade and more. They\’re nearly 4 times higher than they were. Wal-Mart is, I think it\’s true to say, the biggest importer into the US from China of manufactured goods: they\’ve thus been one of the major driving forces of this incredible rise in Chinese wages.
What the fuck is this idiot talking about?
Sure, shading statistics to present your case is one thing, but out and out lying is another, no?
* War on Want apparently. Sheesh.