Anything for a $.Capitalism and Businesses can NEVER be trusted to
do the right thing.That explosion in Texas at the fertilizer plant
is no different than this....
Leaving aside the issues of gross negligence and corruption by the owner/manager
of the building, an even larger problem looms large and is is ever-occuring. I
am not sure the problem can be addressed - for example - in the civil or
criminal courts of Bangladesh or any other impoverished economy. That is, what price is really paid for the expensive branded clothing sold in
the West? The flipside of the global economy are third world sweatshops where
cheap labour are forced by economic circumstance to work for miserly wages in
poor conditions. Such conditions do enable life to continue for many families
but at a very basic subsistence level. The problem with globalisation is the
absence of global governance, the absence of educational opportunity, and the
absence of adequate healthcare; but the presence of businesses searching for
cheap labour and cheap manufacture which in turn means (not lower prices), by
higher profitability. Let us hope for a better day when all will have access to
the same opportunities irrespective of where they are born. Let us work for a
day when global governance will be fair and equable for all global citizens
whether from Bangladesh or Boston.
Getting rid of unions and regulations can be deadly. Texas doesn't want to
regulate and has a volunteer fire department try to put out explosive material
not reported. A building cannot be condemned because the property owners
control the local government.