Reading Notes November 7th

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Carter Whittington Jordan Radke Soci 415 7 November 2011 Reading Notes 11/7 Krugman’s article talks about the relationship between globalization and the low-wages that it causes people to work for. He refutes his critic’s point of view that globalization and low- wage work is morally wrong; that we shouldn’t buy sneakers and t-shirts made by people whose working conditions are ridiculously unfair. Krugman defends his assertion saying that these jobs are better than no jobs at all. A "sweatshop" is a workplace which violates labor standards (including but not limited to wage standards). According to Krugman, sweatshops should be considered beneficial to poor nations because it leaves them better off than if there were no jobs at all. Also, if poor countries had to go by the same labor standards as the United States, Krugman argues, it would just create a privileged labor aristocracy, leaving the poor no better off. According to Ross’s article, sweatshops greatly affect the global labor market in that as
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