Finally, someone with some perspective on the world. Us Americans, we mean well. But too often we’re stuck in our own little worlds. I have always wondered, are sweatshops really that bad? Take alook at this article: Op-Ed Columnist – Where Sweatshops Are a Dream –

“…would you want to work in a sweatshop? No, of course not. But I would want even less to pull a rickshaw. In the hierarchy of jobs in poor countries, sweltering at a sewing machine isn’t the bottom.”

Everything is relative in this world. One person might love to work a 9 to 5 job in a cubicle, another might be unable to function in such an environment. One person may find the pressure of meeting a sales quota to be too stressful, another may thrive under such demands.

When we find out that these sweatshop workers make less than a dollar a day, we gasp in abhorrence. We find out that they slave away for 14 hours a day, having little to no time for breaks. But do we ever ask ourselves what the workers think? How do they feel about working in those conditions? How much does one American dollar do for them?I don’t support sweatshop labor in the sense that workers may be being exploited. But honestly, if they appreciate the work and are not reluctant to work in a sweatshop, who are we to take that away from them?