Comments on: Counterparties: Improving Bangladesh’s clothing industry http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/13/counterparties-improving-bangladeshs-clothing-industry/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: andres636 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/13/counterparties-improving-bangladeshs-clothing-industry/comment-page-1/#comment-47372 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:36:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21705#comment-47372 They are a warm wet cloth, I think the free market on the basis of cheap labor in the third world to create products to be well to the first world … now Bangladesh, then will other nation when it ceases to be low cost for implementation of safety standards that require these industrial spending overruns to the clothes to keep their profits, they will go to other nations and repeat the vicious cycle.
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By: Fankoosh http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/13/counterparties-improving-bangladeshs-clothing-industry/comment-page-1/#comment-47004 Tue, 14 May 2013 11:35:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21705#comment-47004 Felix, this narrative completely ignores and absolves the Bangladeshi factory owners and politicians who are directly responsible for this tragedy. It’s not like low retail prices are making textile moguls poor, they are as rich as ever. There is plenty of value to be squeezed out of them and given to workers before blaming consumers for hoarding all the value.

Trying to get consumers to feel more guilt isn’t going to work, it won’t increase prices, it won’t transfer the extra revenues from higher prices to workers, and it won’t improve working conditions. Allowing workers to organize, supporting minimum international working conditions, and not de-linking free trade agreements from worker safety are far more effective strategies for helping workers.

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