NonGovernmental Politics: The Antisweatshop Movement in the US
The Consumer Dimension of Stakeholder Activism: The Antisweatshop Movement in the US by Ian Robinson
This essay focuses on: "US social-movement efforts to expand worker rights and put an
end to swetshop conditions in the global apparel sector and the role (actual and potential)
of consumers in this effort."
To what extent is it possible to reverse human "rational economic
self-interest "? Can buying cheaper things be seen in the light of
survival, perhaps even survival of the fittest (in this case the richest)?
How can we make clothing that is of equal price but is not made in sweatshops
in the modern hypercompetitive market?
The ethically appropriate responce to wheather one would be willing to pay more for
sweat-free clothing is not the only issue in gaining statistically accurate data. Many
no doubt are sincere in their responces, yet what i think they often miss is the amount
the price would increase. If statistical accuracy is to be gained the researchers should
provide a range of the price increase and not leave the consumers to ponder whether the
increase would be by 10$ or by 50$.
Bibliography: Nongovernmental Politics. New York: Zone Books, 2007.