Making The Case for Child Labor and Sweatshops
Having had the good fortune to get rich first, Americans can afford to give Bangladeshis a helping hand, and there are plenty of good ways for us to do that. Denying Third Worlders the very opportunities our ancestors embraced, whether through full-fledged boycotts or by insisting on health and safety standards they can’t afford to meet, is not one of those ways."
~Economist Steven E. Landsburg
Here's more from Landsburg on closing sweatshops.