Countries and their laws vary but part of being an aware consumer is acknowledging them. Another part consumers need to know is what classes, ethnicities, and genders are employed in sweatshops. The third piece of information, and the reason behind the sweatshop debate, is being aware of their working conditions. To bring an end to sweatshops, the world must partake in being conscious consumers. America included, and everyone in it, is guilty of participating in the continuation and success of sweatshops and the corporations and regimes that run them.
A race to the bottom is when companies or countries compete with one another to lower costs, by reducing wages and giving their employees horrible working conditions. Since poverty stricken developing countries take advantage of their workers and pay them little to nothing, big corporation choose to manufacture most of their products in countries where this is happening, just to cut down on production costs. This makes the community of people who work within manufacturing jobs lower their standards of wages to maintain their jobs (IRLF). If workers are being treated right it helps the economy; “When workers rights are protected, workers everywhere benefit” (IRLF). Enforcing workers rights helps the economy... ... middle of paper ... ...es.” Continuetolearn.uiowa.edu Child labor Public Education Project.
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This paper will further elaborate on the global strategy employed by Nike Company as it outsources its goods and the unethical issues its practices. Nike has been accused of violating labor and human rights, deficiencies in health and safety conditions, low wages and poor working environments. Most businesses in the world use outsourcing of goods abroad to improve competitive advantage and minimize the cost of its production. Nike uses Greenfield outsourcing by hiring start up companies and independent contractors to provide manufacturing of footwear. The outsourcing business practices are very profitable to Nike.
Then an outline of the role management plays in the incorporation of socially responsible attributes to a corporation will be expressed, evidence to suggest that ?if this means that there a social contract that requires business to honour a moral bare minimum, then a business manager is duty-bound to obey it? (Bowie 1991: 56-66). This essay shall also investigate some of the classical theories of CSR and its contribution to profit maximisation. Finally, some specific arguments that state that the introduction of social responsibility is not a good idea and how it has failed to create the ?good society? (Friedman 1970: 122-126) will be discussed.
Some people believe that urbanization is a global p... ... middle of paper ... ...s, they have developed new modes of transportation and improved it so it would be cheap and they also improved the economy. As working conditions improved, wages increased and hours decreased. People shipped the mass amounts of textiles by water to the rest of the British Empire. Also they transported coal and iron by railroads and improved the quality of iron by making it into steel. This improved economy which led to people creating new inventions to improve the society’s problems and to make things easier.
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