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Unformatted text preview: the eventual retail cost of goods. That's true. But labor standards and "living wages" have a larger impact on production costs that companies are always trying to pare. The result is to push companies to operate more capital-intensive factories in better-off nations, rather than labor-intensive factories in poorer countries The best way to help people in the poorest countries isn't to campaign against sweatshops but to promote manufacturing there....
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