For Dumbos, Morons, and U.S. Retailers, greed is a bottomless pit. The poor wretches in garment factories in black holes like Bangladesh work for a pittance and their finished products sell at a huge profit in Big-Box stores across the USA. The disaster in Bangladesh has already faded from the news in this country. Read a refresher here. The deadliest garment-factory accident in history was ho-hum to U.S. major retailers. May they choke on their ill-gotten gains on Black Friday and ever after. If this is a (fair & balanced) rejection of unbridled avarice, so be it.
[x The Nation]
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)
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U.S. Retailers Decline To Aid Factory Victims In Bangladesh
Headline in The New York Times
Black Friday comes but once a year,
And bargains mean that sales are strong.
Refusing help to these folks is
A bargain lasting all year long. Ω
[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]
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