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Old 05-31-2005, 08:31 AM   #16
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i can't help but note the irony of the make poverty history bracelets being manufactured in sweatshops.

but, i also can't help but note the crucial role that sweatshops play in developing countries. i agree with the argument that sweatshops shouldn't be shut down, if only for the fact that they are generating a rudimentary level of income for otherwise impoverished people. sweatshops are the developing world's industrial revolution, and they need to exist before they can move on to more prosperous means of production and trade. they often give rise to human rights violations, but they also give people something better to apsire to.

the end of poverty book was a fantastic read.
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Old 05-31-2005, 08:37 AM   #17
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i can't help but note the irony of the make poverty history bracelets being manufactured in sweatshops.
i see what you mean but i also don't think its ironic at all, in fact it's pretty perfect!
would we prefer that we paid some multinational billion dollar country to make them instead?

i dont think it could be more relevent that the product of an anti-poverty campaign is created in an environment which, while far from perfect, is in fact an aid in improving impoverished communities.

shutting down or stopping the sweat shop trade would do more harm than good. we need to be directing our anger at the situation to improving the conditions that these people work in, not taking away the opportunity to work at all.

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the end of poverty book was a fantastic read.
definitely
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