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Market Forces and Improving Labour Conditions

How much can we improve labour conditions? In an earlier post I noted this is a very complicated issue and leads to several more specific questions including this: “if a firm responds to higher labor costs by switching to labor-saving technology … Continue reading

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Humane Work Conditions and Fair Trade in a Global Economy

The mining disaster this week in Turkey (read here) is very sad and related to the discussion we had in class last week about the influence of activists on labor conditions in developing countries. Can “naming and shaming” transnational firms like Starbucks or … Continue reading

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