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    :: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 ::

    Globalism and Barbie's behind - By Jennifer Tang, Los Angeles Times
    Want to talk about how dependent we are on the labor of foreign hands? Just pick up a Barbie. Want to know where Mommy's and/or Daddy's job disappeared to? Chances are it migrated to the same country welcoming a new Barbie factory.

    How times have changed. My mother never imagined that her Third World country would ever pose an economic threat to the U.S. 'I used to envy American workers; the dollar was worth so much,' she said. Who knew that, 40 years later, cheap labor would be energizing China's booming economy, and the U.S. would be struggling under a huge budget deficit and a weak dollar?

    Who knows which country will appear next on Barbie's butt? Would it be irony to find it saying 'Made in USA'?
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