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Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433


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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 3, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    Getting rid of unions and regulations can be deadly. Texas doesn't want to regulate and has a volunteer fire department try to put out explosive material not reported. A building cannot be condemned because the property owners control the local government.

  • Phil Kitchen UK, 00
    May 3, 2013 5:48 a.m.

    Leaving aside the issues of gross negligence and corruption by the owner/manager of the building, an even larger problem looms large and is is ever-occuring. I am not sure the problem can be addressed - for example - in the civil or criminal courts of Bangladesh or any other impoverished economy.

    That is, what price is really paid for the expensive branded clothing sold in the West? The flipside of the global economy are third world sweatshops where cheap labour are forced by economic circumstance to work for miserly wages in poor conditions. Such conditions do enable life to continue for many families but at a very basic subsistence level. The problem with globalisation is the absence of global governance, the absence of educational opportunity, and the absence of adequate healthcare; but the presence of businesses searching for cheap labour and cheap manufacture which in turn means (not lower prices), by higher profitability. Let us hope for a better day when all will have access to the same opportunities irrespective of where they are born. Let us work for a day when global governance will be fair and equable for all global citizens whether from Bangladesh or Boston.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 2, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    Anything for a $.

    Capitalism and Businesses can NEVER be trusted to do the right thing.

    That explosion in Texas at the fertilizer plant is no different than this....