Matt Davies by Matt Davies

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, 1911.
    History repeats itself, halfway across the world.

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Our man-child leader is clothed in glory! The theory of time as a parallel to space rather than as a function of space advances.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    It’s not happening in America because A) labor united and government stepped in to require safe working conditions, and B) corporations moved to places where they are still allowed to abuse their workers. Until every country requires safe conditions, there will be slavery. The question is: what are the morals of those who “employ” those slaves?

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @cdward

    Actually the “faulty morals” belong not only to “employers” but also to us. We keep demanding and supporting cheaper and cheaper goods and the greedy corporations are only too happy to comply by looking for more desperate people to work.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    Nice shoes, though

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Just ignore the troll

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If more places would actually advertise “Made In America” products, I bet a lot of people would shop there…sadly, where CAN you find “Made In America” products anymore??

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @cdward

    History shows us the markets will always seek lower cost and it seems there has always been someone to fill the slot. Japan was our first outsource, then Korea, then China. Today we have Viet Nam, India, Mexico and a few South American countries filling the void. Unfortunately expecting them to adopt morals doesn’t satisfy the end consumer market (us demanding cheaper products). The only avenue dealing with that is don’t buy the products. There are still clothes made in America. Google “american made clothing brands.”

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @echoraven

    It’s not surprising that lma failed to draw a link between the Triangle fire and the fire in Bangledesh. Regulations on worker safety are ‘government interference’.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    We have workers falling off of cell phone towers here. Billion dollar companies skirt the safety laws by hiring subcontractors, who hire little subcontractors who bear the responsibility if something goes wrong.

  11. John Orr

    John Orr said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain:
    Amazon has over 160,000 products made in the USA. There is also madeinusaforever dot com.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @echoraven

    And of course, the companies that were having their clothing produced in that factory are all claiming, they didn’t know their goods were being produced there.

  13. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @John Orr

    Cool! Good to know! Thanks for the info!

  14. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    I could say “Costa Concordia”, another ship traveling too fast for the conditions, but I believe I will refrain…

  15. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I worked in one of the most dangerous industries in the world. The “Billion dollar company” spent significant amounts of money for safety equipment and training, and did so for subs as well. Significant numbers of people couldn’t be bothered with wearing the equipment, it took to long to put on, it was uncomfortable, etc.
    There are laws that designate what is required for worker safety, no company in their right mind would violate those laws in this country. Also, companies want to keep their workers working, it cost less to keep a work in work then it does to pay for their recovery after an accident and the cost of a temporary replacement.
    Your argument is faulty and not based on fact.
    You a union member with a gripe?

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