Have you ever considered that shopping at Wal-Mart or getting the best price for services is in many ways, similar to a multinational corporation outsourcing labor its labor?
A common business practice called the RFP (Request For Proposal) has been a standard for years. Here’s a clip describe the process with a sense of humor (click here).
Now, in the US and worldwide, we use Google for our own individualized RFP process – diligently insuring we always get the best deal and the cheapest product available. But we don’t stop there. We also do this for common services as well; shrewdly, asking service providers for bids and quotes. However, have you ever considered the ramifications of this low-bid practice? In my upcoming article titled “Global Resistance And Your Local RFP.” I make the argument that as a nation, we are in a free-market process of diminishing our communities, distancing our relationships and our ignoring our humanity.