Out of Sight

Out of Sight

The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe

Book - 2015
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When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect their workers or the environment. The laws that protect us from rapacious behaviour remain tied to national governments. In Out of Sight, Erik Loomis follows the thread that runs from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911 to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, in 2013. The truth is that our systems of production are just as dirty and abusive as they were during the industrial revolution, but the ugly side of manufacturing is now hidden in faraway places.
Publisher: New York :, The New Press,, 2015, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781620970089
Branch Call Number: 338. 6 LOO
Characteristics: ix, 245 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 09, 2015

The author does a solid job of tying together continuing environmental degradation and the offshoring of jobs, together with the source of healthy workplace regulation connected to the unions, but unfortunately doesn't connect all of the dots which he could have [an example, the way scholar Gerald Horne does with his masterpiece, The Counter-Revolution of 1776], but still a worthy and important read. Acid rain still flows back to the USA, in spite of jobs being offshored! And while offshoring concerns environmental regulation - - above all it conerns greater profit from lowered wages, et cetera!

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