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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I’ve worked on many dangerous jobs and seen people killed. None of them contracted to die or expected to. It’s always a case of how much risk is a worker willing to accept for the money paid.

Sure an employer that is indifferent to the dangers presented to the workers should be punished in some way but closing down the jobs on account of the low wages and rotten conditions is of little benefit to some starving peasant.

Of course shutting down a ship breaker or sweatshop gives a great feeling of moral superiority to those with full bellies and slick pink cheeks.


27 posted on 05/11/2013 6:42:58 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change
It’s always a case of how much risk is a worker willing to accept for the money paid.

Working on an oil rig is one thing. Being incinerated in a garment factory is another.

31 posted on 05/11/2013 7:32:06 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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