Begum Losing Legs in Collapse Is Bangladesh’s Faustian Bargain

Begum Losing Legs in Collapse Is Bangladesh’s Faustian Bargain

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Workers sew garments on the production line of the Vintage Apparels Ltd garment factory in Dhaka. By 2010, Bangladesh had about 5,000 garment factories, second only to China and more than twice the number in Indonesia and Vietnam, according to McKinsey and Co.