09/29

2014

Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Sweatshops: Improving Lives and Economic Growth

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
Portland Campus
Benjamin Powell
Free and open to the public

This book provides a comprehensive defense of third-world sweatshops. It explains how these sweatshops provide the best available opportunity to workers and how they play an important role in the process of development that eventually leads to better wages and working conditions. Using economic theory, the author argues that much of what the anti-sweatshop movement has agitated for would actually harm the very workers they intend to help by creating less desirable alternatives and undermining the process of development.

Nowhere does this book put “profits” or “economic efficiency” above people. Improving the welfare of poorer citizens of third world countries is the goal, and the book explores which methods best achieve that goal. Sweatshops will help readers understand how activists and policy makers can help third world workers.

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