8 Arguments In Support Of Sweatshop Labor

    In response to '90s scandals through the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse, points made by leading economists and journalists including Paul Krugman and Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

    1. Economist Jeffrey Sachs, speaking at a Harvard debate in 1997.

    2. In a 1997 Slate piece, Paul Krugman blasts the anti-sweatshop movement.

    3. In a 2009 New York Times op-ed, Nicholas Kristof presents a pro-sweatshop argument.

    4. Kristof doubled-down on his stance in a follow-up column, after consternation in response to his first.

    5. Writing for Slate in light of last week's Rana Plaza factory collapse, Matthew Yglesias states:

    6. Also in response to the Rana Plaza tragedy, Alex Massie wrote the column, "In praise of sweatshops" for The Spectator.

    7. And The Telegraph's Tom Chivers chimed in too.

    8. In his 2005 book, The Undercover Economist, Financial Times journalist Tim Harford writes:

    Even Penn & Teller argued in favor of sweatshop labor once.

    And now Penn's competing on the All Star season of The Celebrity Apprentice. How could he possibly be wrong?