The pushed globalization has not been interpreted in the best way: many analysts expected the world to become smaller, and instead we have only found it worse. There is a lack of rules that allow true freedom of exchange, because the total absence of economic constraints has leveled down the prices of goods that require human labor: their decline is matched by the lowering of workers' income and purchasing power.
And the quality of the products? Worsened, with the use of terrible working conditions and unacceptable shifts for workers.
Made in Italy was among the most mortified global brands: among the productions most attacked by unfair competition, that of upholstered furniture stands out. Sofas, sofas, armchairs: since 2007 an army of Chinese illegals has literally stormed our country by starting the production of huge quantities of substandard products in dangerous and unregulated facilities. Offered for sale at a price that is absolutely out of the market, these products are literally killing local crafts: who benefits? Workers crammed into dormitories adjacent to the warehouses, without timetables and with starvation wages.
And certain large-scale distribution, being products developed on our territory, rides a fake 'made in Italy' and born on the blood of the poor: no quality, no respect for ethics, a boomerang that in the face of low prices sends thousands of workers.
Pasquale Natuzzi, founder of the homonymous group listed on the New York Stock Exchange and leader in the sector denounced unfair competition: 3200 employees in Italy, several factories around the world with skilled and fair-paid artisans, who could lose market share in the face of this attack. The future of the world economy will depend on the rules that the markets will be able to give themselves: a world without barriers is what we all want, but not a world without limits.
Report, the popular journalistic transmission conducted by the good Milena Gabanelli has created an interesting one investigation on this phenomenon: come on video taken from the episode, a worrying picture emerges for the economy and the culture of work in our country.
Here are the links to take a look at it.
RAI Report website where you can download the PDF of the interview.