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Eyal Press is the author of Absolute Convictions and a regular writer for the Nation. He is working on a book about disobedience and dissent.

Paul Krugman

Eyal Press, 19 June 2008

In 1997, the Princeton economist Paul Krugman wrote an article entitled ‘In Praise of Cheap Labour’ in the online magazine Slate, suggesting that those concerned about conditions in Third World sweatshops ought to save their tears for a worthier cause. The greatest beneficiaries of free trade, Krugman declared, ‘are, yes, Third World workers’. A year earlier, in his...

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