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Tim,

I can understand the frustrations of workers in developed countries, such as the U.S. and others, when companies close plants and relocate production to countries with lower wages and a substantially less protection for workers.

In addition, the illegal payments you describe above are clearly unacceptable.

With respect, in relation to the company's decision to close the Indiana plant, companies do have the right, I believe, to choose the most cost effective location for their production.

In addition, I do not see any problem with senior executives being handsomely rewarded, or with extensive marketing and promotional campaigns or political donations. Companies are entitled to do such things, provided they are done in a manner which complies with legal requirements.

However, if the company shifts production to a third world country and then exploits workers in that country, that would be unacceptable.

In my opinion, the mere act of shifting production to a low-cost country is perfectly acceptable. To then exploit workers in that country, is not.


Cheers

Andrew

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