Monday, October 10, 2011

Nic Kristoff on Sweatshops: Exploit Me! Exploit Me!

Nicholas Kristof on sweatshops....from 2009 NYT.


Mr. Obama and the Democrats who favor labor standards in trade agreements mean well, for they intend to fight back at oppressive sweatshops abroad. But while it shocks Americans to hear it, the central challenge in the poorest countries is not that sweatshops exploit too many people, but that they don’t exploit enough.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this article when I read it, I recommended it to students - shocking my colleagues when they realized I agreed with it - joel r


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