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  •  What universe do you live in? (3+ / 0-)

    Fire extinguishers and fire exits are expensive- by Bangladeshi standards.

    The factory owners are making peanuts by Western standards, and are being pounded to cut costs

    The only reason anyone makes clothes in Bangladesh is because of the low cost of doing business

    the only reason things will change is because of pressure from Western corporations

    Welcome to Earth! What planet are you from?

    •  Fire exits are doors (3+ / 0-)
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      FG, erush1345, wilderness voice

      They can afford doors in Bangladesh.  Fire extinguishers, too.  You think the factory owners are destitute?  I've visited plenty of factories overseas, they have these things.  You think they need whitey to tell them how to make a fire exit?

      History will be kind to us because we will write it.

      by Sky Net on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:06:40 PM PST

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    •  I'm shocked, shocked I tell you--- (3+ / 0-)
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      Catesby, winsock, xaxnar

      You mean that the goods are being sold at unsustainable low prices?  

      Walmart and friends are despicable, but they are only part of the picture.  Surely the factory owners and management are moral agents. And we who buy clothing are moral agents as well.

      the only reason things will change is because of pressure from Western corporations
      I disagree.  Things will change when Bangladeshi owners start selling for a price that will cover fair wages and safe working conditions.  For that to happen, it may require workers to demand it.  That probably won't be pretty, but dying in a fire isn't either.

      On second thought, it probably won't ever happen.  Corporations are people, my friend.  Sociopathic people.  And factory owners in Bangladesh probably are too.

      Note to self, stop buying clothes.

    •  They aren't from Earth (0+ / 0-)

      (R's) take those tired memes and shove 'em, Denise Velez Oliver, 11/7/2012.

      by a2nite on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 07:38:09 PM PST

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