Enter a "Title" here: Location: San Diego California Member Since: 31st Dec 2001 Total posts: 2905
Posted:I am not baiting anyone, I am not trying to start a fight, I saw a documentery on BBC last night about an Afgani man and his family. They were refugies that went to Packistan to take refuge.
He came back to his country to farm his land and make a new life for himself. He came back to his land and found that it had been overgrown, his house destroyed. There was nothing for him, so he and his family moved into Kabul (sp) so that he could look for work. To make a long story short, he couldnt find work and went back to Packistan.
Now my question is, would it be wrong to set up some sort of buisiness to employ the people. Maybe like a construction company to build houses for people?
It would not only give the people a place to live but give them a job, and a purpose. They wouldnt be making minimum wadge like here in the states or whatever construction workers make, but they would be able to buy food for their families, buy clothes and have places to live. Like lowincome/no income housing.
Or would it be wrong to set up a factory say Nike for example (just pullin that out of my arse)? The people would be getting paid and they would be able to buy food and clothing, blankets and other needs.
I guess the question is, would it be wrong to capitalise on their bad econimy?
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Rozi 100 characters max... Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia Member Since: 11th Jan 2002 Total posts: 2996
Posted:With anything of this sort there is good and bad, and the overall impact is a fine balance. It can be argued that companies moving in now are purely taking advantage, and with very little scrutiny they can have free rein to do as they wish. Also that increasing the Afghan economy's dependence on overseas interests will undermine it in the future.
It can also be argued that the economy needs a big influx of capital to assist in the re-building of infrastructure, and the support of the people. And that this is a good way of doing it.
So much is dependent on the behaviour of the companies. They may not even wish to invest in what would be seen as an unstable country and therefore a risk.
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