America Stop Fueling the Big Brand Industries From: Human Exploitation and Economic Corruption

America Stop Fueling the Big Brand Industries From: Human Exploitation and Economic Corruption

How long will you unconsciously contribute to the exploitation of poor helpless people and children in third world countries? The world big brands are big on profits and cheap on labor at the cost of powerless human beings. The inhumane treatment behind these brand names is unknown to the million of big brand worshipers. As we faithfully pump our honest, hard earned cash into the lining of big brands corporate coffers , we make it possible for big brands to commit human exploitation. Big brands manufacture their products in third world countries to avoid taxes, escape ethical labor practices, and obtain the cheapest labor wages. “The US apparel manufacturing industry includes about 8,000 companies that have combined annual revenue of about $20 billion”. Big brands pump millions of dollars into marketing, lobbing, and hiring famous actors and sport heroes to deceive consumers, while building consumer loyalty. As Americans we do our best to look after our own best interest, the interest of our loved ones, and our fellow neighbor. Can we go beyond our nation’s people to support the voiceless, weak, and powerless people and children, who fall victims to the Big Brand manufactures, who also weaken our nation’s economy.

At the beginning of the 18th century “The Industrial Revolution ” began to change the way the world. Mass production machines started replacing the common skilled laborer. Laborers were now a dime a dozen with new comer’s soaring in to the U.S by the millions. The owners of these industrial mass producing machines were now in the driver’s seat, and steam rolling their way to human exploitation. Industrial business owners demanded from their workers twelve working hour days, six days a week, at poverty level wages. As working conditions declined, workers felt threatened of being replaced by the even hungrier new comers waiting to take their place. A new movement was well on its way, known as the labor unions, and they would appeal to the mass numbers of laborers in need of protection against their unjustly employers. “As the economy improved over the next few years, American labor took another direction: toward labor organizing. Several unions came into being, including the Order of the Knights of Labor. Founded in 1869, the Knights' goal was to increase negotiating powers by unionizing all American workers.” Labor unions were inevitable. They evolved from the growing pains of the Industrial Revolution. Workers could now voice their opinion without fearing the consequences. Members of labor unions engaged in collective bargaining with employers, as well as general political activism. Employers now had to treat workers fairly, improving employment conditions, protection against economic and legal exploitation. As the economy and material standards improved, the variety of employment opportunities continued to soar high production of goods became available to consumers at lower costs. The industrial Revolution was in full throttle in the world, by the late 18th century.
Now in the 21th century, industrial manufacturing companies have become unstoppable with little to no interference from U.S government, allowing them free trade and tax exemptions, which weaken our economy in the long run? The U.S is the biggest consumer of these big brands. The industry of apparel for example is a multi-billion dollar business and it’s a shame that the majority of apparel produced for the U.S consumer, is no longer produced in the U.S, but is instead strategically produced in third world countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, Honduras, etc. This insures the big brand manufacturer the greatest profits, while avoiding U.S labor practices and U.S minimum wage pay. The people being exploited are so poor they cannot afford to say no to the poverty level wage being offered by big manufacturers. Big brands make a lot of money for the items produced outside the U.S. For example a pair of Nike’s top-of the-line running shoe, the Air Max shoe ,retails for $140.00. Nike admits that the direct labor and material cost to produce the shoe is about $3.50, which doesn't account for Nike's marketing or distribution costs.

Big brands do not feel they are exploiting the poor in third world countries. These big brand companies believe they are contributing to the economy of these poor nations by providing an opportunity these workers otherwise would not have had. Some of the poor people in the third world counties seem grateful to big brand companies because it gives them the opportunities of earning a wage that would not be available in their country. This creates situations known to us as Sweatshops. “Sweatshops violate women's human rights throughout in third world countries. Common abuses include low wages that fail to meet basic costs of living, substandard and unsafe working and living conditions, long hours of overtime for which employees are not compensated, and sexual harassment” There are children that also must work because the pay is so low that the entire family has to work just to stay within their basic need of living. “I’d love to get a job in a factory,” said Pim Srey Rath, a 19-year-old woman scavenging for plastic. “At least that work is in the shade. Here is where it’s hot.” “Another woman, Vath Sam Oeun, hopes her 10-year-old boy, scavenging beside her, grows up to get a factory job, partly because she has seen other children run over by garbage trucks. Her boy has never been to a doctor or a dentist, and last bathed when he was 2, so a sweatshop job by comparison would be far more pleasant and less dangerous.” We as Americans may not be completely aware of how the rest of the world lives, but big brand companies do and I have not heard of any positive outcomes from these big brand companies that claim to be contributing to the third world nations. They do however utilize these nations’ natural resources I wonder what deals are made to the government to secure these natural resources.

Like a ripple in the water we need to be consciously aware of the decisions we make when we chose to make a purchase because it will affect our economy and the lives of millions. We as a strong nation have the power to choose what we buy. We must not fall victim to big rbrand name commercials that are shown to us, the possible consumers, as more or less propaganda than factual information. For example their ads that tugs emotionally at our feelings about running a marathon, when they don’t even have it in them to sponsor a marathon for a third world country. The images are to entertain our imagination, so it can create an image that will in turn create a loyalty bond to the big brands that want nothing more than to increase their bottom line.

This is the time to start thinking about what is in the best interest of the world. By becoming conscientious consumers ,we can begin to shape the world to a higher standard of ethical and moral awareness. We know we cannot count on big brand companies to do the right thing. As history has proven they are only looking after their bottom line. We cannot fall victim to their deceptive and misleading Marketing and Sales campaigns. We should take into consideration before we purchase products where and by whom they are produced. Are we strong enough to keep from buying what these Marketing and Sales ads, by way of the media, persuades us to buy? If a picture is worth a thousand words then a commercial must be worth millions of dollars. That is one of the reasons why we buy brand names.

When you buy something do you ever question where it came from or who helped make it?
A very good example of Big brand names was in the Like millions of other Americans, I had no idea that big brands thrived on human exploitation and unethical labor practices.

As consumers we need to be consciously aware of the items we purchase. How it the will affect the world beyond us, and what in return. Should choose what we buy, but are we strong enough to keep from buying what the media persuades us to buy? A picture is worth a thousand words then a commercial must be worth millions of dollars. That is why we buy brand names.
When we buy something do we ever question where it came from or who help make it?
Why don’t we question it?
Commercials condition the mind which become
How far from humanism will these brands go?
USAS is lending a hand in
As big Brand worshipers flock to the latest style
Look past the brand. Look beyond the brand. Look behind the brand
Don’t just see the brand, look behind it.
Analogy A related topic can be as simple as the fur business Hollywood women wore fur coats and once people realized these furs were endangering the animals for the fur people were quirked to act movie stars became stocked for wearing fur coats people reacted adoringly and animals were exploited are animals more important than people.
When was the last time you unconsciously over paid for the clothes you bought? The world of famous name brands is big on profits and cheap on labor at the expense of name brand worshipers. The majority of the clothing we wear does not come from factories in the U.S. were good pay is in order. Big brand corporations manufacture their products in third world countries to avoid taxes, escape ethical labor practices, and obtain the cheapest labor wages. The unethical practice behind these big brand names is unknown to the millions of big brand worshipers. As we faithfully pump our honest, hard earned cash into the lining of big brands corporate coffers, we make it possible for big name brands to commit human exploitation, exhorbinetly increase their profits, and decit us with their overpriced items they pay so little to produce.

As Americans we do our best to look after our own best interest, the interest of our loved ones, and our fellow neighbor, should we go beyond our nation? To be the voice for the millions of humans that big bully brands Voice humanity should we are we humanitarian enough
Your dollars are hard at work when you buy big brands your get your money’s worth, you get those awesome commercials that make you feel great about the shoes, clothes or sports gear your wearing yea that is the reason your loyal to, so we the consumer become as powerless as buyers who can’t afford to say no because we become as enslaved as the people behind the brands only we are the people in front of the brand.
Who is the slave the makers or the buyers?
As consumers we need to be consciously aware of the items we purchase. How it the will affect the world beyond us, and what in return. Should choose what we buy, but are we strong enough to keep from buying what the media persuades us to buy? A picture is worth a thousand words then a commercial must be worth millions of dollars. That is why we buy brand names.
When we buy something do we ever question where it came from or who help make it?
Why don’t we question it?
Commercials condition the mind which become
As we pump our honest, hard green money
If someone told you that you were the problem people are made slaves what would you think?
Would you ask why they would accuse you of such a thing? Would you try to correct the issue or would you even care?
How far from humanism will these brands go?
USAS is lending a hand Calls the Crime of Justice, or the crime society is perpetrating against the poor and powerless by allowing the system to continue as structured, and, in effect, create crime rather than reducing it. The goals of protecting society and promoting justice are both ill-served under the current system.
As big Brand worshipers flock to the latest style
Too much of anything is bad
Look past the brand. Look beyond the brand. Look behind the brand
Don’t just see the brand, look behind it.

"The Industrial Revolution." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2011. Web. 20 Oct. 2011.