Worked to Death

Von Drehle, David
May 2013
Time International (Asia Edition);5/20/2013, Vol. 181 Issue 19, p22
The article argues that neither the global outrage over Banladesh's latest fire tragedy at a textile factory that killed 700 people nor threats of a boycott will improve conditions of Bangladeshi workers. It comments that corruption is the cause of the tragedy as casual corruption allows an obviously unsafely building to be allowed to operate as a textile factory by paid-off government inspectors. The article also suggests that only public pressure on politicians can make real change happen.


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