Lingua Franca reports that the student activist groups who protesting sweatshops in developing countries rarely look at the economic aspects of the issues. Featherstone and Henwood write that, "Though the campus debate over sweatshops is concerned with economic issues, economic analysis has barely played any part in the drama, which has been more about morality and public relations." Now, a recently formed group of economists, calling themselves the Academic Consortium on International Trade, is challenging these student groups on the economics of sweatshops. The student groups have been hard pressed to find economists willing to take up their side of the debate.
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