By exporting our jobs to Asia since the beginning of the 60's, Western industrials have been practicing “fair trade” before it was cool.  They enabled these workers to feed their children and send them to school. They contributed to fight communism in China, and helped thus democracy, which is also true in India and Pakistan.

    The instruments that were initiated in “former poor countries” to allow them to delevop have now become the tools of “new poors” of the West: microcredit which supports companies and individuals, retirement through capitalization, renewable energies, shared rentals; mobile phones which is becoming a bank and a means of payment, low cost, the selling of second hand clothes via the Internet. The quality (cf. Q p. 28) of the goods and services consumed in a country reveals the inequalities of a democratic society.

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