Matt Wuerker by Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I hear that some companies are worried that regulations will be enacted in Bangla Desh, and are exploring the possibility of moving their factories to Texas.

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    Clever artwork.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The logical outcome of what the lowest common denominator is sought for. Free Market.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Pat Bagley did a cartoon May 3.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    You can research it yourself, Ms. Lazy. There’s this thing called the internet, and you already spend hours there every day. Hint: google “Walmart Bangladesh” to get started. But to assume that it wasn’t WalMart just because you shop there shows a complete lack of reasoning. WalMart is the absolute champion of the kind of “race-to-the-bottom, oppose regulation and fair-pay at any cost” attitude that cost over 1000 lives in Bangladesh. More to the point, large suppliers like Walmart have a lot of influence in places like Bangladesh, and can insist that conditions improve or they’ll go elsewhere, if they know that consumers care about lives.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Bangladesh has a national building code. It just doesn’t seem to be enforced. Corruption? Lowest bidder taking shortcuts? No inspectors? All of the above and more?

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    The unions didn’t push anyone overseas – the corporations took their ball and went there to undercut competition, take advantage of lax tariffs, and pocket more money at the executive level. If t-shirts were still made here (and some actually are), the price could remain the same. The difference would be the executives would have to work with a 20% profit per shirt, not 90%.
    Offer more jobs here, and wages go up as companies need to go back to offering incentives to get employees to work for them, thereby producing more disposable income in our country, resulting in people spending and buying more, and these companies still succeeding. Moving overseas is a shortcut and a cop-out. Raise tariffs, penalize the companies who do it, and America is back to being a great country.

  8. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Have you noticed when Ima does not comment the IQ level of the thread goes up ten points?

  9. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, over 3 years ago

    I say we should bring back those manufacturing jobs and leave the rest of the world to a future of joblessness and the abject poverty they have traditionally known. Let’s get real cartoonist. The problems are local. It’s a tragedy that those people died, but in general they are glad to have ANY source of income. Don’t come crying to me about the deaths that my clothes caused. They don’t have to make them. Spend your venom where it belongs: local graft, corruption, cronyism, and callous greed by all parties throughout the production and supply chain. I didn’t do it. Complaining to me about it accomplishes nothing.

  10. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 3 years ago

    Does Wuerker have any way of knowing where and under what conditions the clothes he wears are made??

  11. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 3 years ago

    It’s hard to take my outrage anywhere when all the clothes available to me are made in other third world countries. What do I need to do? Make homespun cloth on my ashram?
    For me this is truly as case of “if you build it they will come”. I never minded paying a little extra to buy American.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    How do you know they are against Capitalism unless this is what Capitalism represents? So you like it do you? That bothers me.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    By “pushed out” you mean because they demanded wages commensurate with their experience and cost of living? You are that against proper wages? How anti Capitalist and anti worker.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    I think you are too high on your horse. Anoxia interferes with the brain’s processing. They need the kind of work that pays well in their country’s economy and empower the worker. This way lowers our wages and keeps their wages low. So only the corporation’s owners get rich no one else.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    All you have to do is to Google “Clothing made in the USA” and you can find just about anything you would want. Yes, the prices are probably greater than at WallMart, but you are buying better quality while supporting workers here in the USA. I am not a rich man (living on such as a Boeing retirement and social security) but even I can afford the price difference. For instance I found quality polo shirts (I do not like t-shirts, as I do not like any constrictions close to my throat) Union Made in America for $25. As I generally wear my clothing until it self destructs, that is a good price to pay for something that I will have for a very long time. Why not buy from an American company and not worry about contributing to such tragedies as occurred in Bangladesh?

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