Monday, March 30, 2009


The workers' struggle has no borders

No BordersAnd there are no "American" corporations:
As IBM was firing thousands of American workers last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Big Blue's application to copyright a computerized system that calculates how to offshore jobs while maximizing government tax breaks.

In their application to patent a "method and system for strategic global resource sourcing," five Hudson Valley IBMers describe how it weighs such plans as "50 percent of resources in China by 2010," against such factors as labor costs, infrastructure and the "minimum head count to qualify for incentives."
[With a hearty hat tip to Cookie Jill at Skippy]

Why stop here? There's more...

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