Hemmed In

TitleHemmed In
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Skipper, RB
Pagination1 p.
Date Published01/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , BUSINESS ethics , Public Policy , Social Justice
AbstractEven before Haiti's devastating earthquake of January 2010, economists and politicians debated how to help Haiti rise from its grinding poverty. An Oxford economist, Paul Collier, recommended in a report to the United Nations that one way to do so is to establish garment factories where thousands of Haitians could find work. While some economists see this solution as a way to create a quick base of economic opportunity, some grassroots organizations oppose this option, saying that garment factories are traditionally exploitative and decry export-oriented development, calling instead for sustainable rebuilding initiatives to be invested in.
NotesCase from the 2011 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2011. http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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