Economics, Risk

One Year Later, The Deadliest Value Chain Continues

We have just passed the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed over 1,00o garment workers. On the anniversary of that senseless disaster,  Kamal Munir, a professor at the Judge School of Business in Cambridge, published an outstanding critique of why that terrible event happened and why it’s almost certain to […]

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Manufacturing

Lessons Not Learned in Bangladesh

The NY Times reports that even after the horrible deaths of over 1,100 workers at the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh two months ago, the local garment industry continues to work in unsafe conditions. Writing from Dhaka, Jim Yardley reports that bureaucratic confusion and lack of sufficient pressure from client firms has allowed many equally […]

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