Harry Wu and the Quality of Labor

There has been a great deal of talk about jobs and China in the US presidential campaign this year. One of thethings that has not been addressed is the nature of that employment. There is a considerable difference between jobs done willingly by people treated humanely and forced labor under brutal conditions. Candidate rhetoricemphasizes the [...]

Russia getting meatier

There’s a lot of ways to measure the economic health of a country: per capita income, wealth, inequality, employment, poverty level, etc. The list is virtually endless. Another way is by measuring the average amount of meat a person consumes. Yes, meat, that juicy, protein filled delight, the consumption of which is a testament to [...]

Captured by cotton- a story of dalit girls of Tamil Nadu

Jack & Jones, C&A, GAP, Diesel, Marks & Spencer, Primark, Tommy Hilfiger, well these names rings the tune of global brands manufacturing high class cotton merchandise. Little is known fact about such high profile garment manufactures chain is about the nature of their sourcing activity. These big garment brands have their products made under exploitative [...]

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