A Call for More Exploitation
Art Carden says that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof presented an ambiguous message with his slide show of Cambodia. But the accompanying article, which is anything but ambigious. In the piece, entitled "Inviting All Democrats," the author blasts liberals like Dean and Gephardt for failing to recognize that a global minimum wage would be devastating to Third World inhabitants. In favor of free trade, Kristof concludes: "For the fundamental problem in the poor countries of Africa and Asia is not that sweatshops exploit too many workers; it's that they don't exploit enough."