In this discussion, you will read and respond to an article from The New York Times on sweatshops: Two Cheers for Sweatshops. Also, the following two resources will provide more background information to assist with the discussion. Read the article In Many Chinese Factories, Loss of Fingers and Low Pay and watch the video Apple Chinese Factory Foxconn Nightline (the captioned version of this video can be found here).
In your initial post, address the following:
- After reading the articles, did your impression of sweatshops change? Explain.
- Do you agree or disagree that sweatshops are a vital part of the global economy? Explain and consider the impact of globalization in your response.
If you were the CEO of a corporation, would you consider using sweatshops as part of your strategy? Explain why or why not. Consider the concept of a CSR filter as you respond to this question.