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INTB 3351 History of Globalization Reading Study Guide Nicholas Kristof, “Where Sweatshops Are a Dream,” “Inviting All Democrats” Ken Silverstein, “Shopping for Sweat” 1. Nicholas Kristof argues that “the central challenge in the poorest countries is not that sweatshops exploit too many people, but that they don’t exploit enough.” What does he mean by this? What the world’s most impoverished people need isn’t fewer sweatshops, but more of them. The author implies that sweatshop jobs, however awful they seem to us, can be a way out of poverty for millions overseas. Many families actually live in shacks on the smoking garbage and for families living in the dump, a job in a sweatshop is a cherished dream, an escalator out of poverty. Sweatshop-labor might perhaps be an improvement for some of the world's poorer nations and the impoverished people of the world view the institutions as the solution to their economic plight. A job in the factory is more pleasant and less dangerous. The best way to help people in the poorest countries is not to campaign against sweatshops but to help these countries build their manufacturing industries. 2. What have been the trends in real wage-earning power for apparel workers in
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