We’ve had a post about the “UN as a stepping stone to world government.” I’ve noted that the American right seems quite paranoid about the notion of a ‘world government’ (and the UN)… and if the American right is paranoid about something, one can bet that this reflects the paranoias of the corporate elite… since, need I spell this out… the American right is basically the world’s best mouthpiece for global capitalism, i.e., the interests of the main global corporations. (Like microsoft, who took over skype, forced you to accept multiple downloads per day, and then when you go to contact skype customer service, are directed to the microsoft website, which has ‘support options’ for about 16 different ‘products’, none of which is skype!!!)
Well, one reason why the American right (and thus the global corporate elite) is paranoid about any notion of world government is that it represents the possibility of having uniform global labour laws. Now, friends, global corporations thrive, and make most of their dough, on exploiting legal loopholes which arise between different countries. It’s interesting, because while feudalism thrived on having many local legislations, capitalism is seen as having broken down this feudal mentality. But now we see that the global companies are actually happy with the current fragmented world system, insofar as it gives them major tax shelters, and also, employment loopholes.
Thus, when unions in the developed world got too strong, they moved to the third world, where they can exploit the workers much more handily, for much less dinero paid.
Some day, however, it is more or less inevitable that we will come up with some global labour laws – kind of like global bills of rights. This is simply too logical, too scientific, for it not to happen; (more…)