So we all know corporations are greedy, that's a given, but to what extent and at who's expense? I recently became familiar with the topic of sweatshops and child labor and I thought this was a thing of the past, I was wrong. Truth is that sweatshops and child labor are a growing problem still. In fact they say a large part of the Americans' quality of living is spawned by use of these sweatshops and child labor. Corporation greed seeking to produce goods at the lowest cost are directly and indirectly abusing and exploiting workers. We don't hear much about it because it's no longer an issue in the US but relocating the problem doesn't eliminate it. Would you purchase a t-shirt for $20 knowing the person who had produced it only made 6 cents for their labor? 75% of consumers say they would boycott stores selling products made from sweatshops and 85% say they'd be willing to pay 5% more for goods that are legally made. Sweatshops The big deal is that it's ethically and morally wrong for corporations to profit off of these sweatshops. These workers need to be earning a reasonable wage to live instead they will work for 80 cents a day under horrible conditions and we are profiting off of that. I think it's outrageous but what do you think?
Posted by Bree at 10/05/2005 03:05:00 PM