Killer Corporations: brief history

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We start with this great quote:
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”  (A.Einstein)
This article and the future articles wich will contain “Killer Corporations”, are for people who wants to defend corporations: in this way we’ll write less numbers in our comments.
We wrote a lot about corporations, now we want to give you some numbers, in order to make you to think their meaning.
Every day, millions of children in Asia, Africa and Latin America spend their day cutting sugar cane, selling vegetables, producing bricks, T-shirts, shoes and balls.
Why work? A few years ago, the former Secretary General Brutus Ghali said, “children in the third world, if they work die of fatigue, if not working die of hunger“.
Children leave their homes very soon to address day working even 18 hours. They work (and die) to create toys that will be used by our children.
According to data provided by the International Labor Office (ILO-agency work of the UN), more than 250 million children under 14 years who spend their working day.
The exploitation of child labor is closely related to social injustice and an unfair distribution of wealth: no school, health and social care, the poor are forced to ask all family members to do their utmost to be able to survive.
In countries like Thailandia, Cina, Vietnam, Filippine, Pakistan, the workforce is exploited and low saled. Both in the case of shoes and that of balloons, the impact of labor costs on the final sales price is 2%, while the share of advertising is around 5%. We pay more for the advertising than  for the shoes.
In Asian factories that produce these goods, work for more than 12 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week, for wages insufficient to maintain the family, among these workers, there are often children.
Numbers:
160,000 workers
Of which 25% less than 14 years
80 $: price of a ball for competitions
7.5 $: cost to the ball
0.5 $: labor costs
3: The number of balls produced on average per day from a worker
6-7 servings: composition of the average family Pakistan
This’ll be a journey in the corporations’ numbers and the way they make profit by abusing of our health and of nature. Are you ready?

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