Inferno: Globalization Meets "the Middle Ages"
clothing, at Shakti Industries in Haora. Plant officials say accidents
do not occur. Photograph © J. Adam Huggins for The New York Times.
covers for Con Edison and some cities’ utilities.
Photograph © J. Adam Huggins forThe New York Times.
The reporters from The New York Times write that the scene was astounding ~"flames, sweat and liquid iron mixing in the smoke like something from the Middle Ages." Call that globalization as we know it, where capital and product can move more or less effortlessly, labor cannot, and is almost wholly unprotected where workers live; and remember that these workers are relatively "lucky" to have their Medieval jobs.