Bangladesh’s T-shirt Economy   Leave a comment

bangladesh tshirtLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/06/11/190746413/episode-465-myanmar-opens-up

Summary: In the context of its t-shirt project (see tags) Planet Money considers whether or not producing t-shirts in Bangladesh is helpful to the country’s economy and people.  This debate follows the tragedies in the garment industry in Bangladesh in 2012-2013. Features an interview with a woman who was worker in a garment factory in Bangladesh in the late 90s, and is now a labor activist, and a discussion of the role of garment manufacturing in the economic development of many countries.

Length: 16:48

Original air date: May 14, 2013

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