At Cornell, there is a large part of campus which actively rails against free trade. No, they are not explicitly protectionist, rather they believe that people in the Third World have the option to have jobs outside of sweatshops that will provide them with a comfortable standard of living. Opportunities that are stymied by “greedy capitalists” and other lefty fairy tale characters.
Jacob Arluck, writing in the Cornell Daily Sun, sheds light upon how deranged this view is in a much more diplomatic fashion than I am capable of writing:
And it goes on.
Whenever I talk to students on campus who buy into this “anti-sweatshop” nonsense, they’re usually pretty successful in every other respect. My explanation for their dissociation is that they simply cannot grasp a world where a person’s best option is sewing clothes all day.DONATE
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