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Rate the question I posted on my discussion thread for my Online class.
"Many of Civilizations greatest feats, from the building of Stonehenge, the Egyptian pryamids, the Roman Coloseum, even the growth of the United States was built on cheap labor, whether it was the slaves of the Plantations in the south, to the Industrial Revolution with cheap immigrant labor in factories to child labor in mines. Even today, whether it's in third world countries of Africa, or one of the biggest exporters in the world, China, uses cheap labor, with sweat shops coming to mind for either continent. Many of the products we have in our very homes are exported from these countires, like your cellphone that you hold in your hand, computer parts, clothes, even chocolate or spices are not grown or majorly grown, instead only being grown in many poor South American, Indonesian, or African countries.
My question is, if you found out the product you bought was made with very cheap labor, like those such as a sweat shop, would you still buy that product? If not, would you be willing to give up those material goods in order to not support those working conditions, such as your phone, computer, or even chocolate? If you couldn't live with out them, would you be able to justify those purchases, despite how it was made or how what the workers conditions were?"