PotD – Crusader

Why is it Walmart’s responsibility to see that their suppliers in foreign countries develop and meet local safety standards? If a country like Bangladesh does not have real workers standards, why should US regulators and consumers hold Walmart responsible for instituting them in a foreign nation?

We should be encouraging Walmart and other multinational US firms to exploit low-cost situations so that they can import affordable goods to consumers here in the US.
—”Francois,” NYC, Dec. 29, 2012 in “As Walmart Makes Safety Vows, It’s Seen as Obstacle to Change,” New York Times reader comment

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