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Excellent Investigative Piece in NYT on Factory Inspections in Developing World

Monday, 02 September 2013 07:15

The NYT had an excellent piece describing the system of factory inspections that Walmart and other major retailers use to ensure both the quality of products produced overseas and safety and fairness of working condition. The piece explained how the inspection system can be gamed so that factories can continue violating company rules without being detected.

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written by Jeffrey Stewart, September 02, 2013 9:47
It reminds me of a scene in the movie, Reds. Jack Reed was overseas reporting on WWI. He comes back to the US is going to give a talk.

He's asked, "What's that war over there all about?"

He stands up and says, "Profits" and then sits back down.
written by Victor Wooten, September 02, 2013 12:11
Never expect people to treat you any better than you treat yourself.
written by NWsteve, September 02, 2013 3:07
every once in while ( too frequently: a very *great* while ) the Gray Lady remembers that investigative-reporting ( even when it is counter to Global Corporate Interests ) can still be accomplished...

that the editors chose to place it on page 1 is a surprise *plus*...

perhaps it is happening now because this is Labor Day...

thank you Dr. Baker for the heads-up!

Global Corruption
written by John Puma, September 04, 2013 1:26
So we not only export our jobs but also corrupt corporate practices!

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