Why are you complaining when you agree with me? Aside from the occasional Hollywood actress who makes a cause of exploited children in offshore sweatshops, Americans don't care about offshore working conditions NOR offshore pollution. That actress's campaign is HARDLY an "uprising!" Before, you claimed that "Libs" did. THAT was your strawman -- inventing massive concern about offshore conditions on the part of "Libs." My point is the same as yours -- there really is NO CONCERN about those conditions.<quoted text>Madaman, you cannot have it both ways in your debating points. You state: "I don't recall any uprisings by Americans concerned about the health and well-being of offshore workers."
Then : "Sure, there is some horrow expressed about the exploitation of child workers in offshore sweatshops, but most don't seem to care."
You are proving my points. Americans are not concerned about the environment in other nations since they do not believe it is a problem. That is why they are buying foreign products. They want quality at inexpensive prices.
The Econ 101 you suggested I needed before tells us that outside of inelastic demand for the basics (food, fuel, housing) the demand for many consumer items is highly elastic. That means that price matters a great deal to buyers of those items. As you point out -- that is why cheaper offshore-produced goods sell better than higher-priced domestically-produced goods. There is NOTHING remotely political about that basic point of economics, although you appeared to create political implications from American buyer behavior.
I hope I have cleared up some of your confusion.