Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New World Order: Sweatshops R Us Consumer Affairs - Jul 15, 2007 By Tom Glaister A couple of months ago I went with a girlfriend to a shopping mall, finally giving in to her demands that I get a decent wardrobe.

Americans are lately up in arms over the safety of imported products, but as I tried to explain to my female friend, it cuts both ways -- the workers who produce the toys, clothes and household gear are in much more danger than the consumer who ultimately buys the products. Consumers may be stuck with shoddy goods but workers' lives and health are endangered by inhumane working conditions.


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