02 Dec '12, 11pm

100 years of magical thinking

Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on Dec 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm / Contractors , Rants , Sustainability / Trackback Yet another overseas factory burns, killing workers . Have we learned nothing in the last hundred years? Considering the Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911), all we’ve done is push tragedy farther from us -where we can conveniently forget about it, competing as it does with a new week’s news. I don’t know what incenses me more, here’s a partial list: Diddy’s licensee tells shareholders this won’t affect the bottom line The facility had been flagged for violations repeatedly by compliance officers from Sears, Wal-mart, Target and Disney. The factory owner claims he didn’t know he was supposed to have emergency exits I think I’ll run with the last one because it hits closer to home. I know how this plays out. Many of you rest easy because your offshore factory is small [you d...

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