Exporting Our Industry: exporting our pollution

When the great western democracies exported their smokestack industries and their manufacturing and processing industries to the developing world they did so to make money, or to make more money. There are two reasons why you can make more money by manufacturing abroad; the first is that the cost of labour is significantly less in China than it is in say the United Kingdom. The second reason is that regulations and the enforcement of them are significantly lighter in places like China. Continue reading