Gap factory danger to African children, Capitalism unabridged
Following on from my: Capitalism isn't such a nice thing we have this story.
A factory that makes jeans for Gap and Levi Strauss is illegally dumping chemical waste in a river and two unsecured tips where it poses a hazard to children.
The scandal was uncovered by a Sunday Times investigation into pollution caused by a plant in Lesotho, southern Africa, which supplies denim to the two companies
Now we see that even the most ardent advocate of the capitalist system will have a say about how capitalism promotes wealth - but at what expense?
It does, as we see, give wealth to those who are abjectively poor, the pay for those who work in these factories must be immense - in comparison to living off of an income which is zero.
Yet we see - again, the pursuit of profit is the motivator of the capitalist - and the gigantic companies that Gap and Levi Strauss - plus many more.
The move away from China has begun - American and those of other nations need to the poor to produce - yet those companies do not care who they harm in their incessant pursuit of profit. This is the worst kind of out-sourcing, and yet we ask for a product to be as cheap as possible.
Is human life and human health worth our cheapness?
Seems it is so.
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