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Should Gov. regulate more strictly companies who fabricate in 3rd world countries?

http://business.time.com/2013/05/02/bangladesh-factory-collapse-is-there-blood-on-your-shirt/

*Has Capitalist Monopolies breached all boundaries to satisfy Consumption?

*Should 1st world Govs. regulate more strictly companies who fabricate in 3rd world countries?

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I believe cause of whole problem is poverty. And we have to work hard no both (1st world and 3rd world) levels to sort it out...

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    May 4 2013: This had nothing to do with our regulation of companies or their assets. We cannot tell people how to do business. However, you as the consumer can choose who you buy from. The power is really in your hands.
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      May 4 2013: You got a point there Henry. We should stop buying from companies who exploit poor in this perverse form of slavery.

      But... (almost) all multinationals are doing the same thing.
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      May 4 2013: Thanks for replying.

      What about us? the consumers in 'west'...

      I say perhaps we should 'intervene' in matter.
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    Jun 3 2013: Yes, government certainly needs to regulate, but it's largely the responsibility of the host government. Companies buying from registered companies in country X ought to be able to feel confident that goods are responsibly manufactured, without having to inspect the production of every item. That's truly the job of the local gov't, and if they don't do their job it's they who ought to be hung out, and boycotted if they don't clean up their act.
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    May 6 2013: "We've all seen the horrific images of hundreds of innocent women burned or crushed to death in factories while making our clothes. In the next few days we can get companies to stop it happening again.

    Big fashion brands source from hundreds of factories in Bangladesh. Two brands, including Calvin Klein, have signed a very strong building and fire safety pact. Others, led by Wal-Mart, have been trying to wriggle out of signing by creating a weak alternative that was pure PR. But the latest disaster has triggered crisis meetings and massive pressure to sign the strong version that can save lives.

    Negotiations end in days. H&M and GAP are most likely to flip first to support a strong agreement, and the best way to press them is to go after their CEOs. If one million of us appeal directly to them in a petition, facebook pages, tweets, and ads, their friends and families will all hear about it. They'll know that their own and their companies' reputations are on the line. People are being forced to make *our* clothing in outrageously dangerous buildings -- sign on to make them safe, and share this page widely "

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/crushed_to_make_our_clothes_control/?bbOLccb&v=24770

    Please sign this Avaaz petition!
  • May 5 2013: American congress is the C.E.O. of all business until we agree to act and resolve are common problems of business and justice.