How to raise sweatshop wages:

7/18/2010: The NYT has a story on the WRC plan: convince socially progressive shoppers to pay more for college branded clothing from factories that pay a “living wage”. Add political action and boycotts to taste. Then there’s the Nike method: just create a lot of new jobs and let labor shortages drive up wages. The WRC plan seems to be working for a few factories here and there. The Nike approach seems to be working for most of China. Easy choice – unless you care more about ideology than results.

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