I enjoyed the recent editorial on the exporting of jobs [“Message is painful, but don't kill bearer,” March 10, Page 6] and a number of letters related to the subject. Since I reject Darwinism (we don't kill the infirm, old or young ), I reject using it in this or any other context.
If we are going to use biological metaphors may I suggest the more appropriate one is symbiosis. We must have balance in utilizing overseas labor to ensure we have places to sell, plus securing the development and protection of values and environments. Also, the playing field must be truly level. In recent trips to Europe, I noticed there are very few Japanese or Korean automobiles. The Europeans apparently offer a measure of protection for their markets and still have viable economies.