This image makes me think of multinational corporations and their explotation of workers in developing countries, for example the obvious one being ‘Nike’. Products sold by multinational businesses are sold at ridiculous prices and cost a fraction of the selling price to make. This is largely due to the minimal wages received by workers in developing countries who work in sweat shops and under awful conditions.You would think that big businesses who are clearly succesful would be able to ensure that their workers are treated faily and receive a fair wage.
Yes, there is the argument that without these companies people in developing countries would not be recieving any income, therefore meaning that working for these companies is better than nothing and buying these products enables them to maintain their income and employment. Yes the objectives of big businesses is always going to be profit, but the welfare of people should be put first. Its just not right that in today’s society the only means by which a person in a developing country is able to earn money in order to survive or create a better lifestyle for themselves is by working in such horrible conditions for money which is not even sufficient enough to feed their families.
Multinational businesses are arguably aiding the continuation of the poverty cycle through this mode of production and in my opinion they could help reduce poverty significantly by for example, putting ‘people before profit’.