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The sneakers you wear and promote are made by Asian women virtually chained to their sewing machines for a day’s wage that couldn’t cover the cost of a small popcorn at The Wells Fargo Arena.
How much is Nike paying (you) again? Is this money they could be paying the people who actually make the product? Because they are underpaid. Like, really. Like less than Mc Donald’s. And much much harder work. Much harder. In very bad conditions with no rights. So here you are a privileged American, making millions off their labor.
So what’s your economic theory on this? Is it capitalism? Because I can understand that. Theoretically, the woman at the sewing machine is doing the best she can under her direct circumstances, and if not for the sewing operator job for a contractor for Nike, she would have to work in the rice patties and deal with foot fungus for even less money. But youse guys sound like you are advocating for a much less ‘capitalistic’ system for us in America, and promoting a draconian slave labor system from which you profit spectacularly in distant lands.
You’re the star, you endorse and promote, and people buy, and these other people just make. With every three-pointer you sink, another poor woman in the Philippines or Malaysia has to make 100 more seams.
Sounds like slavery to me.
Oh, but the difference is they aren’t bought and sold, one can say is the one remaining distinction.
Except it’s now even worse.
These people (actually soon-to-be all of us) are so disposable they aren’t worth buying or selling. They (we) are replaceable. An abundant commodity.
Or just…. please…make the distinction about the nuances of slavery for us? What’s the difference? I understand these are challenging concepts. Maybe your expertise lies in another domain.
Then maybe just play and be a player, be respected and loved by fans, and not get involved with things beyond your expertise?
My question for these spoiled millionaires:
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