trent johnson Posted about 2 years ago Working children: should we prohibit, permit or promote it. People are making the arguement that sweat shops are bad, and I see the reasons for that. But is closing down the sweatshops the best route to take? If they are shut down, or kids are locked out of working because of labor laws, then kids will have no income at all. Clearly there is a reason people take these jobs; they would starve to death if they couldnt work there.