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Santa's Workshop

Sometimes we have no choice, we work till dawn. When you work all night you become dizzy and your eyes hurt because you can't take any breaks.

SANTA'S WORKSHOP takes you to the real world of China's toy factories. Workers tell us about long working hours, low wages, and dangerous work places.

Those who protest or try to organize trade unions risk imprisonment. Low labor costs attract more and more companies to China. Today more than 75% of our toys are made in China. But this industry takes its toll on the workers and on the environment.

The European (and American) buyers blame bad conditions on the Chinese suppliers. But they say that increasingly hard competition gives them no option. Who should we believe? And what can you do to bring about a fairer and more humane toy trade?

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Comments and User Reviews

  • Richard

    Great Documentary, it completely changes the way you look at toys and other products made in China.

  • tom

    thank you for letting me know

  • http://www.crude.co.nz matt

    Nothing less than Hell on Earth.

  • Colleen

    I think it's awful how the chinese have to work very long hours, with very little pay. You really can take granted for what people are doing for work now a days in other countries, you don't really realized what's going on, it's sad really. I also think it's an impeccable documentry, it makes you realize how easy you have it. Unlike those who suffer from poverty...

  • Chris

    well this is the wonderful globalised economy that we hear so much about

  • Mark

    Unfortunately these people are their own worst enemy. They are the most oppressed people in the world and no one can help them but themselves.

    They all need to grow a backbone and standup to their employers but they'd rather just remain passive and quiet and work like slaves while the fat cat europeans get a free ride off of their slave labour.

    How long have they been oppressed, proabably forever, 1000's of years, and that's never going to change until they learn to get angry and stick up for themselves.

    Westeners have been through this and due to years of sacrifice managed to turn conditions in favour of the worker, but all this sacrifice has now been lost due to these yellow bellied asian workers who have no backbone, and the whole world is going to suffer because of it.

    Wake up people, you are 1.3 billion strong, the power is within your grasp, freakin well start talking to each other and stand up to these facist freaks!! The power of the people is 1 billion times stronger than that of the elitists...WAKE UP!!!!

  • Amy

    what's also alarming is the fact that they use the contaminated water to irrigate their crops! sometimes we get produce and other crops in our country. very disturbing to know that we even get some of our food from them!

  • Bar

    A real eye opener for me. Even more reason i have now to hate the things the goverments allow to happen to there own people.

  • Leann

    What can people do to help? If we don't buy the toys, they lose. If we do buy the toys, they lose. I hate how the guy in the suit says "it makes no sense to give them more money for less work", but I bet he gets more money for less work. Wealthy people are so greedy! You would think that human nature would take care of each other. They can still be wealthy & give a bit more to their workers.

  • Tjo

    BUY from artists, artisans and craftsperson's. Don't fall for the commercial BS artists and if you buy from your fellow country folk you may have something that actually lasts. When was the last time you ever bought something from a big box store that didn't fail within the first several uses? STOP FALLING FOR IT, they count on your stupidity and sheepness.

  • enduring freedom

    These workers need to stand up for themselves and form a union just like my country USA if they dont they have no hope they can only help themselves. And the longer they wait the less chance they will have thier goverment is a facist one and is not a peoples republic.

  • XenoLair

    This my friends is what capitalism is. If the Chinese government was really communist, they would close off the market and workers wouldnt make products for foreign companies. Of course, the glorious companies of the USA wouldnt want their cheap labor closed off so yippee... we have a war vs China -.-

  • Jade

    The workers are from other provinces; few if any from home terv working in these factory complexes. They're not uncles or cousins sharing labor in a farm or village but perfect strangers seeing others as competitors, if they fail to perform, no money to mail back to families in need. This weakness of the fragmented crowd allows local authority (bosses + govt) to prey on individual naivete for profit. Easy as taking candy from a baby. Also makes you wonder-do you care and support fellow co-workers, wherever you are in the world? With all the office politics going on, like playing at the casino, THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS!

    From the anthropological angle, it's about superimposing one human organizational system on another - from the traditional agrarian & blood-based (where people see and care only for their immediate families) to the larger urban communities where all livelihoods are sustained.

    "To love others as you love yourself" is an inevitable if painful lesson for much of humanity.

  • Dodgy

    Sad but how can someone so far away solve it. Like someone mentioned - if you don't buy they are out of work. If you do buy - theses are accepted practices. I try not to buy now things from china when I can. I avoid the dollar stores because that's where all of their stuff seems to come from.

    It's not just factories that exploit them. You can get programming from some countries for as low as $2 an hour. As an american I simply can't compete with that. There are 189 hours in a week. I would have to work day and night with no sleep and only make $378 before taxes. I have a weekly budget of $120 just for food and pet supplies. That does not count elec, gas, water, internet, phone, rent, car, student loan for college etc. and I carry no health insurance so that all has to be paid cash. Back trouble so bad I couldn't move once and it cost me 250 to take an ambulance and over 600 just to be seen in emergency care and they had no resolution other than "if it stays bad, you may need surgery". I still managed to hobble off to school the next painful week doped up on over the counter meds because the bills keep coming half paralyzed or not so I had to get the classes done. Don't think americans won't work hard for something. It hurts my feelings when someone uses outsourced programming in my country just because they are cheaper :(

    When someone wants the cheapest they just can't come to americans - we have too many costs to live in america to be that cheap. Just remember when you buy cheap there's a reason eh. I tend to now favor expensive things. They don't seem to break as often and while it means I pay more out, I imagine that its because a worker was paid enough to live and not tortured by work.

  • simplement

    Thanks for sharing this.

    What I can think of as a solution is that we, as consumers, should prefer eco-friendly products instead of low-priced and low-quality ones. We should compensate for our share of the cost and should be aware which company applies ethical codes and which ones are not.

    Sorry for the Chinese workers but sooner or later they should go for their own "revolution" just as French did in 1789.

  • Simon

    The fact is that Capitalism is greatly flawed, but no one likes saying that in the media because they're owned by the people who are happy to allow these criminal acts to occur. Yes it would be easier for these people to stand up and fight against these rules, and they have with the man who stood before the tank.

    Tankman was in the papers because it showed the people fighting against Communist China, but those people that fight against the child labour aren't. What we should really be doing is trying to show this to the masses, because when was the last time you saw docs like this on TV. No one cares about these children dying from working too hard, or the African people being butchered, or many of the atrocities that are going on the the world. All people seem to care about is who is going to win Pop Idol or the X Factor.

    That's right people, children are being sold as sex slaves, but hey, at least these guys can sing well.

    It makes me sick.

  • Rockas

    cool

  • http://profiles.google.com/wilsonsalmanac Pip Wilson

    If I could embed a film, or part of a film, in my site and not just on Facebook, many times the number of people might see it, and give topdocumentaryfilms more notice than I already share.

  • 01bad2dbone

    This doc just makes the china look bad. If these people didnt work they'll be in poverty like Africa these chinese workers should be very happy that they have jobs and earning money otherwise they'll be the vilages working in the farms with less the half wage of what they get from the factories. If they're not happy they can go back to their rice farms its simple humans are never happy with anything.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G25GYJX26BK43ZMJFKXVCGUXGU aleister crowley

    I've seen worse working conditions right here in the US. I can also tell that they have taken much of the interviews out of context. They know nothing about Asian culture, yet they try to twist it around like it's some sort of evil. These women go there and work as many hours as they can, spending as little s possible, and sending almost everything they earn home to their parents. Unlike Americans, Asians dedicate their lives to supporting their parents. Trust me, I'm married to an Asian and this is what I've learned about my wife's culture. Although I may not agree with her culture, I still have to respect it. This is called cultural relativism and according to it, the makers of this documentary are being both immoral and unethical because they are judging other cultures by comparing them to and expecting them to conform to their own cultural values an beliefs. These people are nothing more than bigots. They need to stop dictating what they perceive should be appropriate in other cultures.

  • K_K_D

    I am Chinese and there is nothing in our work ethic that says we could work 14+ hour workdays and they are choosing it because they have no choice not because they want to. It's a simple matter of if the worker's wages were better they could fulfill their family obligations as well as have a decent life. It's not the physical environment they work in that's oppressive, it's the social one that states they cannot speak out for fear of being fired, and this is the only job they can find. These people don't even have the option to simply farm for themselves because the land and water are all owned by the country. It's extremely admirable these people are leaving their homes to suffer torturous conditions like this and anyone who isn't moved and ashamed by this film is a disgusting human being. We, the customers are ultimately responsible, every dollar you spend is a vote for the continuation of what's going on in china. The managers have no incentive to change other than their own moral compasses which are obviously broken. The documentary makers are showing the plight of these poor workers, i don't see anything that shows them saying that workers are doing anything wrong, it's obvious what their dilemma is. They might as well be indentured servants.

  • Guest

    Must of missed watching this doc. sounds interesting.

  • princesspatricia

    I think the real issue is to recognize our greed in consumption and the demand in which we place and hold other countries responsible for our selfishness

  • princesspatricia

    I believe that this should be an enlightenment of our greed as consumers, at the cost of those who suffer for our selfish indulgences in todays western society

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001205799212 Eva Nguyen

    Can everybody just stop just for a minute.
    Yes it is we that buy this kind of stuff that China makes, but if everyone just knew how badly Chinas toy factories is, I bet that not even half of us would buy those toys.
    If I knew about Chinas factories a long time ago then I would'nt buy those toys.
    Can't we all just...( I just foregot what I was about to say...)
    This problem that we have right here it is hard to solve.
    Because if we all stopped buying toys from China, the factories will be shut down and all of the millions of workers won't have a job left.
    What will China do then?
    China is well known to make toys, chlothes, games and alot of other stuff.
    China runs on the factories, so what can we actually do?
    Maybe if China sell there laybour for a bit more money but not much enough so other countries won't buy labour from another land.
    Then the factories get more money and also the workers.
    And then the factories has enough money to hire more employs so the other workers don't have to work that much.
    Or what do you guy's think?
    It's just a suggestion.
    Or we all can protest infront of the toystore like BR about the toy factories in China.
    We all can demand that the workers don't work so many hours (because if the workers is tired they are'nt that focused and can easily make a mistake or get sick and get all the disease all over the toys)
    and get protection like mask or stuff that you put in the ears and more money.
    We all can achieve it if we stay together and work hard!
    It's verys simple.
    If we don't buy toys in the toystore and protest, the toystore won't earn any money.
    When they don't earn money there only way out is the tell the toy factory to change the rules for the workers.
    And everything will be happely ever after if everything just go according to the plan!

  • http://profiles.google.com/monique.aube M A

    And you think western companies look good by refusing to pay more for their manufacturing in poor countries? There's a reason this kind of production doesn't happen in any rich western country.

  • Azmul

    Spirit is good, but not practical. Neither will the majority of toy buyers watch this video nor will those children stop demanding for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719510752 Michael Kelly

    I work in manufacturing in Asia and I can say that it is not fair to place the blame entirely on the factories. The buyers place extremely stringent controls on price and payment terms so that factories are sure to find ways to make the price. My factory loses out to China all the time because of being a few percentage points above their target price or demanding payment terms that are very unreasonable in countries such as Thailand where there is little or no bank financing support. The fact is, the market demands lower prices so blame yourselves. Our factory practices within the law and wages are higher than minimum in Thailand. Some factories cheat but in the end, labour is short and they lose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719510752 Michael Kelly

    The buyers DO NOT CARE, all they want is low price. That is it.

  • marathonmilk

    It's fascinating to watch the blame being pushed around. It's the worker's fault, no, it's the factories' fault, no, it's the client's fault and last but not least, it's the customer's fault. The head in the sand attitude is quite remarkable.

  • Ed Roberts

    Since most of the video here is from YouTube there is no reason you can't embed it. I've done it on my blog.

  • podapoul

    I am experienced purchace manager. We used to source a lot of stuff from China. A few years ago I visited these factories that supplied us products - and it was a chock.The working conditions was horrible. !2 hours shift and some of workers stayed in small boxes the called room.(at a high rate) In one department the spraypainted birdhouses but air was so contaminated that we - the guest starting to get sich.
    In this room were 70 girls working 12 hours every day.

    Dear consumer - wake up next time you buy a radio or another product for 5$. SOmebody has been robbed down the road in order for you to buy your lowprice products..

  • Guest

    When search for chemical raw material, it's been a while I stay away from chineses. A few exceptions as the water soluble PVA produced by the Jap company at most. But a huge company close to offer better lifestyle than many USA based ones. Stll, they come up with unbeatable prices.

    And there are quite a few other "New" advanced tech. companies like that produce epoxies in Thailand who's now quite a leader, the other one in the Filipines that produce emulsions. Not yet a leader but...

    So, as much as some chinese producers are over exploiting workers in China, the workers who wants to get forward and lead do have opportunities.
    Bare in mind that the political system over there is socialism.
    For the least, in principle.
    Something absent in many other countries.

    Pierre.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N2Z4DRJGDLSOJLH5TAL3HAGD3I Cc

    Very disturbing, feel very sad for those people. Not only are they brainwashed and conditioned to think they deserve no better. Their water and food that is 'provided' is probably 'spiked' with chemicals/drugs to keep them anesthesied.

    Interesting.....the Land of the Free/ United States is allowing poisons in our water and food also....the purpose - heck who really knows----

  • Gari Whu

    What is sad is that due to the huge population and current economic situation in China, for every worker who is unwilling to work in these conditions and hours, there are many more who will brave worse.

    On the positive side, migrant workers work here are earning much more than they ever would back at home. This is, in fact, a step up in their lives - if they can bear.

    Cc - there is no spiked drug LOL. Their opium is their society. And on a purely economic side, drugs cost money and bosses won't incur more expenses.

  • patricialee

    Suffering under these conditions is not part of a culture. Proverty is not culture. Leaving your family and working like this to support them is not culture. Yes, taking care of your parents is part of the culture, but that means having them live with you and supporting them. Being exploited is NOT CULTURE!

  • patricialee

    Exactly, Jo. This is not capialism, it is corporationism and greediness. It is sinful.

  • racheerae

    you don't need "jobs" or "money" when you have land, clean water and NO GLOBALISM.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53L6OONV34NPBQFASPKSKWP3YQ sdeep

    Nothing new..
    These are exact conditions in India, I have worked with some global brand-names which offer same working conditions.
    I have seen welders weld with no protective glass, they just shut their eyes.
    There is no way out.

  • Oquendo Jones

    Great! I'm sure you wouldn't mind being in that situation, where you had to choose between dire and utter poverty and working 16 hours a day in dangerous factory conditions for less than 25 cents an hour. Wow..2 great choices...which should I choose?!?!?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1064455976 Susan Oppenheim

    Thank you for making this doc-thank you for sharing his doc-it is now on my facebook page-Shame Shame Shame---

  • Eric Mora

    This is stupid!!!!!! Chinese see TVs wide screen

  • BetsMcGee

    globalization, a world where everyone wins.

  • Peter Ho

    I remember I got employed in McDonald's in Sydney when I was 15. The youngest there as like 12. So don't come out and dramatise "child labour". It's extremely disgusting to see people in developed countries magnifies this issue while child labour being legalised in their countries.

    Under the current system, "you don't work, you die". Unless we can come together and change the system, "CHILD LABOUR" will persist everywhere. Developed countries are no exception.

  • phillip wong

    This is funny to me..

    I guess we should just move all those Apple jobs back to the US, and let those poor exploit Chinese factory workers back to abject poverty in the country side, or the farm. Is this what these activists want?

  • phillip wong

    You are so naive, or is it something else?..lol

    What happens when they are not being "exploited"? Another way of saying it is being unemployed, and in certain parts of the world, that means abject poverty.

  • patricialee

    Why does a person have to be exploited in order to be employed? Do you want this to continue, or would you rather have things changed? Change is possible. The working class and children were exploited in Europe and the U.S. too. The fact is the Apple and the folks buying their goods are contributing to the suffering of human beings. Now if that is okay for you, fine. It isn't for me. There is a reason why Bill Gates has travelled extensively to Asia to inspect his factories. He doesn't tolerate it nor does he bring the jobs back to the U.S.

  • phillip wong

    Well, don 't worry. Those Apple jobs will never come back to the states, and it is getting better for those Chinese factory workers. what do you think?

  • patricialee

    Yeah, right.

  • reflections32

    Many of you guys really aren't getting it, Capitalism IS the reason the only other alternative to working like this is to have no job. We are dependent on the resources and cheap labor of other nations to continue our way of life. In fact if you check out Stephen Kinzer's book "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq" you will see what happens to these"poor country's" when they decide they want to restrict these transnational corporations in order to keep the wealth for themselves...they are killed, tortured and/or imprisoned, democracy's overthrown and replaced my cruel dictatorships that allow big businesses to come in and make HUGE Profits. The United States has overthrown 14 governments in the name of HUGE PROFITS, you all should know that, I don't know about Europe, but the ideal is the same. As long as capitalism is alive, the ideal of it is up to each individual to go out and make a profit, there will be constant war and suffering for the majority of the world. When is the world gonna wake up and notice that hey, EVERYONE DESERVES FOOD, WATER, HEALTH CARE, A PLACE TO LIVE AND A JOB THAT NOURISHES THEIR LIFE AND THE PLANET AS WELL. We have to stop thinking like selfish barbarians and understand that the Earth has more than enough for us all to have just that, we could all THRIVE and live in peace and respect for one another. I also have to comment on that one guy in the movie who said, well the customers don't want to pay a higher price for these goods, well my answer is STOP MAKING THE CRAP THEN! At such a huge price to those women and the environment, I will gladly stop buying my kids stupid plastic toys they don't need anyway- send your kids outside to play, trust me the dirt, rocks, and trees are much more interesting anyway! Come on people this is SLAVERY, no body is saying it but that is exactly what it is...in order to get ahead at all these people have to work around the clock and skip meals, anyone who defends Capitalism should be forced to move to China and work in a plastic factory, 14 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no breaks!!!! Things look awfully different to those who are not in the place of profit!

  • phillip wong

    It is you who don 't know how capitalism work. These factory jobs are transitional to something better. The wages, productivity are rising, and the less productive jobs will be exported to even cheap places, or get automated. Do you think China will be doing labor intensive manufacturing for the next ten years? No. The production cost would rise, and thus leading to more Chinese moving toward service related jobs.

    And no, it is not slavery. The only way working conditions can improve is by more competition between firms. When firms compete for workers, the workers benefits.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gareth.hayes Gareth Hayes

    That's what happens when you have a nation full of trained monkeys. I'm not saying Chinese are trained monkeys because they are Chinese, I'm saying they are trained monkeys because each and every one of them is raised in exactly the same education system that teaches them to never ever step out of line or take the risk of thinking for themselves. Some of them are smart enough to overcome this but the majority never will.

    If the Chinese government wasn't so horribly insecure and wasn't scared out of their brains at the idea of having an aware citizenry, then the majority wouldn't need to compete for the lowest wages in the world. They could actually use their brains to make money instead of doing what robots can do.

    You don't earn the right to be paid more by accomplishing less. That's not how the world works and nor should it. If you insist that x% of the citizens must have brains limited to that of a factory worker, well guess what, x% will have to work in factories. On top of that, they have to compete for the lowest wages with whoever else can work in factories (e.g. vietnamese, cambodians, etc). Why would people pay a premium for something that robots can do? Why would we pay more to Chinese to do something when we could pay Africans to do it instead and save them from starving to death? Are Blacks less entitled to food water and shelter than Asians? I don't think so. If you want to go and pay 5x the price for the same thing, fine, shutup and do it, but don't expect everyone else to do it too.

    What's most shocking is that people in countries like the US don't understand that they are going to end up like this too, thanks to the dumbing down of the population by the "your ignorance is as good as my knowledge" movement (e.g. teaching creationism instead of science in schools).

  • http://www.facebook.com/ramy.elorbany Ramy Elorbany

    The problem with your equation is that the poor Chinese population is so large that firms don't need to compete for workers, there is no shortage of poverty and so these workers are limited to the choice of making no money and making very little money.
    Productivity may be rising, but not wages (at least if you compare them to inflation)
    You must be completely blind to not notice this as a modern form of slavery, there is absolutely no way for one of these workers to move out of their situation. The truth is, these people are being exploited by the rich Chinese and by the rest of the consuming world, and capitalism sees nothing wrong with that. The values are defined by profiting, not by quality of life for all.

  • phillip wong

    No, you are completely blind. Real wage have been increase 15% per year, every year since 2007. You don 't know that, because you are a racist. You have these out dated notion that China is always poor. That is fine with me. Just one more stupid white people.

  • Equality

    Absolutely not. We, in America, are fortunate in our lives. These workers are not. But it is our moral obligation to mobilize these workers to establish unions and demand a better life. This is where capitalism goes wrong, and foreign policy goes awry. If you think that these people don't have it that bad, please, be my guest and work in one of these factories for even 1 minutes. I dare you.

  • Equality

    Could not say it better myself!

  • Equality

    I see your genuine intentions, but that is definitely not the solution. These workers are imprisoned, and the only way they can be freed is through people like us. When the US was experiencing this through the industrial revolution, the workers did not stand up, rather, they were mobilized by more fortunate human beings who cared. Thus, since we are the fortunate ones compared to these people, we must help mobilize them. WE need to wake up. The solution lies in POLITICS.

  • Sam

    The consumers should not have to bother themselves with this. Why should they? It's the job of the Chinese govt. to make sure their citizens are cared for under their labour laws. If only they did care, these workers would get better wages and their working conditions would improve. Ultimately we'd end up paying more for their toys and electronics but I think that would only be fair. At the moment, cheap chinese labour is killing competitors in other countries who are more accommodating towards their labour force. Bottom line is that China needs democracy... Or a 'Regime Change' if you know what I mean... I do wonder why the chinese people haven't overthrown their oppressors by now if everyone was unhappy there.

  • http://twitter.com/bindlestuff RobbLusby

    As long as there are retail cartels, Walmart, Target etc. waiting for cheaply made product for their stores, the exploitive conditions will remain as status quo. And the consumers are more than happy to pack these outlets in search of the "big bargains."

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1302835467 Joseph Goseph

    moving the problem to another country doesnt make it go away... the west still uses slaves, just not where we can see them

    if china were to turn into a democracy where this was prevented, who will make our toys? and who would make chinas toys?

    it doesnt work just to hide the problem, consumerism and greed are the driving force here, change wont happen unless somebody profits from it

  • AtheistPunk

    If you had taken the time to actually watch the first few minutes of the programme you would know that most of these toys are not being sold by the so called 'retail cartels, Walmart, Target etc' but in an upmarket toystores such as Ahlers in the heart of Stockholm and those toys aren't exactly cheap. Im by no means sticking up for Walmart and the others but just because the price tag is hefty doesnt say anything about its qaulity or ways of production

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.longsine Jeff Longsine

    Phil Wong sounds like a troll to me. This is a damning documentary on blatant exploitation. This is not a transition downward. This is the new labor market for tomorrow's workers around the world.

  • Pysmythe

    He's worse than simply that. He's the most blatant sort of racist, "humble East Asian" (his words...) supremacist you're likely to see anywhere, and you wouldn't have to scroll very far through the comments on his profile to see ample evidence of that, either.

  • Fajar Ajie Setiawan

    although i think this Wong guy's logic is laughable, he did have a point. Same thing are happening in Indonesia, labors want minimum fee raised to around US$200 a month. They are in talks with business & gov't right now. The difference here and China? labor union.

    Definitely this Wong guy only tried to scrape theories here and there, injected it in his arguments but dude, "you're all over the map".

  • citalotus8

    lets see your spoiled ass make a dollar a day making fat Americans toys for their stupid fat kids with a smile on your face. Ass.

  • Lvis

    Is it not an irony that the computer, tablet or smartphone you are watching this Docu. most likely has components made with slave labour.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004264362336 Kyle Hill

    You're right about the wealth being in the hands of a few controlling the government but Capitalist is only a part of the equation but in schools they want
    you to think making money is bad so you'll be dependent on government handouts and other free shit which cannot be sustained forever.

    Raising taxes works only if their are jobs earning high wages for people to pay back and you can only push people so far before they start rebelling any way they can.

    hrow up in afterwards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004264362336 Kyle Hill

    America is/are no longer capitalists. At least not the core of it.

    We are a monopolist nation where companies own other companies with
    one person controlling all the wealth for those companies that own each
    other leaving little to no room for competition.

    Walt Disney.Inc for example is no longer family ran and hasn't been since the 80s and is owned by other companies. I believe it's ABC and some kind of insurance company that owns ABC which the insurance company is owned by a bank.

    The park designers are just figureheads with very little actual input.

    If Walt Disney saw what happened to his dream he'd be rolling in his grave at it being shattered.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004264362336 Kyle Hill

    ^____^

    Typical Liberal always throwing out a name call using typical Liberal insults and yes I saw you're insult which you just discredited yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004264362336 Kyle Hill

    Problem is people are too lazy playing their X Box or watching The Simpsons to protest for basic human rights like that unless it's too demand the government getting them free handouts.

    Then there seems to be no shortage of people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004264362336 Kyle Hill

    You mean Phil Wrong? Sorry my bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004264362336 Kyle Hill

    I quite agree chap! It's only a matter of time before China either invades the USA or the USA gets undersold to China.

  • Milk Shake

    Look up the last regime change and you'll see why the citizens might be at least a little apprehensive about "regime change" And even if there was one, what makes you sure it would be successful? Just look at India.

  • Milk Shake

    It's like that in all developing countries India is much the same, and it's a democracy. As China gets richer, the citizens will demand more change. Schools in the richer provinces of China are already field testing more innovative curriculums. As for the whole shipping jobs to Africa thing, lol. Africa is a ****hole without any manufacturing capability whatsoever. If you think Chinese products are low quality, just wait until you get African made products. Companies don't ship jobs overseas for humanitarian reasons, they do it for profit. No one wants to ship jobs to Africa because it would be like throwing money down a hole.

  • Olle

    Actually Åhlens isnt that much of a upmarket toystore. Åhlens exist in about every Swedish town and its basicly like a walmart or target but the items they have a normal price. Somethings might not be so expensive like maybe the toys or e.g. tools to cook with but their perfume and make up can cost alittlebit more.

  • guta anton

    The sclave of today will rule the world !!!
    they ar working for the generations thet will come .good for them same on us for being so lazy.sorry by bad english im from soviet country.

  • Puscas Marin

    All those people need is a spark, this makes me think about the real Labor Party now known as Communist party who is very far from is initial ideas.
    Nobody should live in those conditions !

  • Gretchaa

    "The consumers aren't willing to pay the real cost for Chinese labor." Granted, some items are very cheap but more are also expensive and still made in China. These CEOs need to stop sugarcoating and say the truth- the CEO is not willing to decrease his own profit and disperse it to the laborers.