The Ethical and Economic Case for Sweatshop Regulation

Journal of Business Ethics 117 (3):553-558 (2013)
Abstract
Three types of objections have been raised against sweatshops. According to their critics, sweatshops are (1) exploitative, (2) coercive, and (3) harmful to workers. In “The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical Assessment,” Powell and Zwolinski critique all three objections and thereby offer what is arguably the most powerful defense of sweatshops in the philosophical literature to date. This article demonstrates that, whether or not unregulated sweatshops are exploitative or coercive, they are, pace Powell and Zwolinski, harmful to workers
Keywords Sweatshops  Minimum wage  Labor law
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-012-1540-y
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