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Where life's cheaper than commodity
by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Monday May 5th, 2014 10:29 AM
Where life's cheaper than commodity

Ted Rudow III, MA, Palo Alto, CA, US

Bangladesh has a $20 billion garment industry, said a Washington Post article, “A year after Rana Plaza: What hasn't changed since the Bangladesh factory collapse.”
A study at La Trobe University in Australia found that more than 78 percent of Bangladesh's export earnings come from the garment industry. The World Bank's website shows Bangladesh's 2012 GDP as $115.6 billion and a huge portion of that comes from the garment industry.
Often when there are fires in garment factories, most exits are locked so that employees do not steal garments during the evacuation. Garment manufacturing companies seem to value their product more than the health and safety of their employees.