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In today’s world, one would believe that the majority of Americans would oppose supporting a business that exploits the use of child labor to produce its goods. However, the odds are we all have in one way or another supported these businesses the last time we went shopping. Whether it is a toy for a child or a jacket to keep you warm, it was probably was made using child labor in one of the many different parts of the globe. The use of child labor is a major factor of the global economy in today's age of globalization where U.S. companies such as Nike, Reebok, or Wal-Mart have taken control of the market (Calucag). Western civilization has attempted to fight child labor for years now with little to show for it.
"Samsung Electronics said it has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at a factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics. The firm conducted an investigation into the supplier after New York-based campaign group, China Labor Watch, accused it of hiring children." - - - BBC - 14 July 2014 The majority of Americans would be horrified to support a business that exploits the use of child labor to produce its goods. However, odds are we all supported these businesses the last time we went shopping. It be it a baseball for our child, diamond ring for our fiancés, or chocolate bar for our hunger it probability was made using child labor in Indonesia, South Africa, or Ivory Cost.
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Many major multinational companies, such as Nike and Gap, exploit these child laborers to produce cheaper products in a global market. This exploitation by major international companies is wrong, and should be put to a stop through means of international conventions and legislation. As I previously stated, exploitation of children in third world countries is a major problem in the world today. In many developing countries, including India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and areas of Latin America, child labor constitutes a huge percentage of the country’s workforce. With most of ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion, these people are provided with an essential tool that can help them rise up against horrid working conditions, forever ending the exploitation of child laborers in third world countries.
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