Week 11 - Reading Study Guide

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Week 11- 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? 2. What have been the trends in real wage-earning power for apparel workers in Cambodia? What are the reasons for this? (Silverstein, p. 36) 3. According to Ken Silverstein, what is the problem with the labor monitoring system set up by the Fair Labor Association? Why do Third World factories find it difficult to meet the “codes of conduct”
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Unformatted text preview: established by the FLA? (Silverstein, pp. 40-41) 4. What do Silverstein’s interviews with the women workers in Phnom Penh reveal about their working conditions? (Silverstein, pp. 41-42) How does their testimony fit with Nicholas Kristof’s view that “sweatshops are a dream”? 5. What lessons can be drawn from the earlier experience of the United States and other industrialized nations with sweatshops? Will the model currently in place in Third World apparel producing countries lead to a rising standard of living for apparel workers? (Silverstein, p. 44) Terms: Fair Labor Association (FLA) (Silverstein, p. 40) – asfd...
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2010 for the course INTB 3351 taught by Professor Priest during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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