January 26, 2004

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From recent blogroll addition Asia Labour News comes an interesting article from Reason magazine. The introduction starts

"Want to improve the lives of poor workers in developing countries? Then rush out and buy a pair of Nikes or Levi Strauss jeans, says a new report by the National Bureau of Economic Research."
I mentioned a few weeks ago about the people at Blackspot sneakers and their attempt to create a marketing brand being "anti-Nike", in part due to their "sweatshops" in Asia. I wonder what they think of research like this? Never let the facts get in the way of a good cause, right?

posted by Simon on 01.26.04 at 04:41 PM in the


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except the facts don't seem to suggest your assertion at all. As Stephen pointed out in his analysis, the article's conclusions are based on some blatant massaging of the data.

posted by: Prince Roy at-large on 01.26.04 at 11:32 PM [permalink]

Ah, but you read the full post. That gives you an unfair advantage over a busy person like Simon.

posted by: Chris on 01.27.04 at 10:27 PM [permalink]

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