That makes sense to me, thank you. If the market were fair then my concern would be valid, but for those markets where local goods are artificially being made less expensive for reasons other than combatting monopolies or providing reasonably priced necessities, that is harmful I can see.
Cheap labor I think is a more complex issue than you illustrate, but again I agree with the basic concept you have expressed. I think it is an easy thing to compare dollar for dollar, which is an easy trap to fall into, rather than comparing buying power for buying power.
For example, Technical jobs in one area of a given country are usually not compensated the same in another area. There are many factors that influence this, of course, but the premise remains. If factory laborers making shoes in the US get paid on average $10/hr, I am not sure that means that the same laborers in Cambodia should make10/hr US. It seems to me they should make the local equivalent in buying power, which is how it works in developed countries.
In other words, $10 here buys a loaf of bread, some meat, some vegetables, some condiments. Basically a given amount of food, lets say. The wages for that same work should produce the equivalent buying power no matter what portion of the world the laborer works in. That way, as jobs flow into an area and the local economy begins to increase, the cost of goods will naturally rise, and wages must be raised accordingly.Am I still missing something? It is understanding that I am after, If I am wrong I am happy to admit it if someone can help me undestand correctly.