Thanks for Givin' Me That Job, Massa!
It is gradually dawning on activists that multi-national companies like Nike, Macdonald's, and Coca-cola are not the enemies. On the contrary, they create jobs and growth opportunities in poorer countries.
Uh, yeah. Same way the feudal aristocracy "created" all those farming jobs by "giving" the peasants access to "their" land. Same way the nice folks at Gosplan and the industrial ministries in "provided" all those Soviet workers with factory jobs. Whatever ruling class controls access to the means of production in a society can also, by definition, be said to "provide" employment and "create jobs." BFD. In a lot of cases, those multi-national companies are supplying crutches to the same people whose legs they broke, with the help of the local government.