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The Pros And Cons Of Sweatshops

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A murky, dark room is filled with machines and workers. The employees have a worried look on their face, as they are well aware that one small mistake could cost them a limb or even their life. Some of the workers are not even ten years old, but they are still missing a few fingers. It is the Industrial Revolution, and the use of sweatshops has begun. One would think that over time, the use of sweatshops would decrease and the basic rights of workers would be protected, but they are still being used with little to no change in working conditions. They are not only in developing countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam, but in the United States as well. Sweatshops are unethical and should be shut down, but greedy companies keep them going so they can get more money. Governments aren’t doing enough to stop them, even though they have the most authority to do so. The use of sweatshops dates back to the nineteenth century during the Industrial Revolution, when many workers were needed to operate machines that mass produced goods such as textiles. Historically, sweatshops have had substandard working conditions, very low wages, and cruel punishments. They were efficient for companies because they could hire many people for low wages, which would maximize their profit. Sweatshops were the most popular in the textile industry, since the invention of the sewing machine allowed for faster production of clothes. Accordingly, this prevented ready made clothes from being
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