The Enormous Cost of Putting Profits Over Lives

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In April, Bangladesh garment factories captured worldwide headlines when a factory collapsed, killing 1,200 workers. Just one day before the collapse, an engineer was arrested for his allegations of unsafe working conditions there. The vice president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Shahidulla Azim, told the Associated Press, “Earlier it was not in our minds. We never thought of this.” But how can that be?

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