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Begum Losing Legs is Bangladesh Women’s Faustian Bargain

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Bloomberg
If you look at industrial history across the world, for better or worse, this is what early industrial revolution looks like,” said Pietra Rivoli, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington and author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in The Global Economy.” Bangladesh is “still a desperately poor country, and we shouldn’t minimize what a steady job with a steady paycheck means to a poor woman.” … “They are undercutting each other over two to three billion dollars of new business each year,” said Kasra Ferdows, a professor of operations management at Georgetown University who has advised retailers like Zara. “It creates a dog-eat-dog business where there are a lot people on the margins who will cut corners.”
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