Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ultramaroon

    ultramaroon said, over 2 years ago

    Wow – trenchant with a capital T. The wingnuts will not be pleased (assuming that they get the reference).

  2. goulo

    goulo said, over 2 years ago

    The US privatized prison industry provides very cheap labor, thus patriotically bringing more jobs back to the US, woot, USA #1 and all that…

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 2 years ago

    I worked once – it was a Thursday – about 3 pm. It was awful. Then I realized I was born unemployed, and that’s what God wanted for me. You have to be INSANE to WANT a job!

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And hello Godwin!

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    How many conservatives does it take to take a light bulb? None. They’d rather sit in the dark and blame it on Obama.
    -
    tip o’ the cap to Tony T of NJ

  6. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 2 years ago

    Progress!

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    The world enroute to getting flatter. Once there, labour pools settle.

  8. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I see they’ve moved the plant to NK!

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    That sign was stolen but I think they got it back.

  10. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 2 years ago

    You forget it is the consumer that is buying this stuff. I do not like what corps are doing but if they did not go to the cheapest place thier stuff would sit on the shelf and they would go broke so it is a lose lose problem

  11. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Since corps are the ones who make this stuff, if they did not go to the cheapest place, they could still sell their stuff. As Henry Ford said, “I need to pay my employees enough that they can afford to buy my product.” Econ 101!

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Really, Ted? Nazi imagery? You’re capable of better than that.

  13. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    All this anti-business rhetoric has me worried corporations will lose their rights.

    Let’s check. Oh the Koch Brothers are trying to buy a crapload of newspapers. And every Senator still has a price tag.

    So, no worries. Offshore the companies and pass the tax savings on to shareholders and politicians.

  14. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    The imagery is actually accurate and appropos. Part of the reason Hitler was able to turn Germany’s economy around was through the use of slave labor in the work camps. This reduced the price of basic goods and services enough that the rest of the population could afford to shop, vacation, save money, and restart the economy from a point where previously a loaf of bread had cost millions of Deutchsmarks.
    Currently, any time an abuse of workers is reported in China, Malaysia, etc., the company issues a statement saying they were unaware of the conditions in their own factory. This means 1. They’ve never been to the factory, and 2. They don’t care as long as the factory owners can deliver the goods on time and at the agreed cost.
    I think Ted is spot on with this. CEO’s are hired to cut costs to turn a profit. If they could use slave labor, they would. If they could get away with work camps, they would. If they began relying on the American prison system for a workforce, watch out. Imagine getting a six month sentence for speeding just to help Nike save a few dollars.

  15. ThirdParty

    ThirdParty said, over 2 years ago

    An important point that hasn’t been mentioned is the reason why wages went up first in the U.S., then in Mexico, and now in China: because the jobs that Rall etc. view as so exploitative are actually good for the working class in the long run.

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