It’s not all pretty, though. Cheaper labour costs often translates to immense profits for the organization, with little to no benefit for the country on the receiving end of the outsourcing. The biggest examples would be the sweatshops in China and Taiwan, run by global conglomerates such as Nike, where workers- many of them children- work for a less-than-minimum daily wage and most inhumane working conditions. Only a few years back, Nike received a lot of flak when a sweatshop in Bangladesh came crashing down, killing the workers and proving that the corporation did not bother to check the safety of the building in its efforts to minimize costs.
Hunter S. Thompson 's Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist , which contains hundreds of private letters written by Thompson over the years, contains a letter in which he uses A Modest Proposal' s satire technique against the Vietnam War . Thompson writes a letter to a local Aspen newspaper informing them that, on Christmas Eve, he was going to use napalm to burn a number of dogs and hopefully any humans they find. This letter protests against the burning of Vietnamese people occurring overseas.