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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 158 of Texas Tech economist (and GMU Econ PhD) Ben Powell’s excellent 2014 book, Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy:

Agitating for policies that would take the option of sweatshop employment away from these workers makes the workers worse off.  It throws them into a worse alternative now and it undermines the process of economic development that ultimately leads to better paying jobs with better working conditions.