Marking two years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, protesters are converging on the country's capital and feminist actions are sweeping the globe on Friday, to honor the lives of the 1,138 people—most of them women—who perished in the tragedy and to demand justice for those they left behind.
Will I am sure our resident Libertarians will make the argument that these women “entered into an agreement for a free exchange of goods” when they went into that factory to labor each and every day. They could have chosen “not to work” right?
Gandhi said “Poverty is the worst form of violence”. and these so called “free exchanges of Goods” are in fact coercion by the rich over the poor through violence. It is not in the best interests of the wealthy class to end poverty as they would not be able to find workers “willing” to work in factories that might fall down upon them. The drive to Austerity the world over which is removing all manner of protections for the working class so as to be able to pay off the bankers is just another part of the process.
That IS the nature of Capitalism.