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January 17th, 2004 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Jan. 17th, 2004

12:20 pm - Sweatshops don't exploit enough workers

Via Marginal Revolution. Be sure to check out the accompanying slideshow "Realities of Labor".

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/14/opinion/14KRIS.html?n=Top%2fOpinion%2fEditorials%20and%20Op%2dEd%2fOp%2dEd%2fColumnists%2fNicholas%20D%20Kristof


OP-ED COLUMNIST

Inviting All Democrats
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Published: January 14, 2004

HNOM PENH, Cambodia — I'd like to invite Richard Gephardt and the other Democratic candidates to come here to Cambodia and discuss trade policy with scavengers like Nhep Chanda, who spends her days rooting through filth in the city dump.

One of the most unfortunate trends in the Democratic presidential race has been the way nearly all of the candidates, including Howard Dean, the front-runner, have been flirting with anti-trade positions by putting the emphasis on labor, environmental and human rights standards in international agreements.

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