106. The Economic Role of Sweatshops with Dr. Ben Powell

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Episode Summary

Dr. Ben Powell joins Adam Camac and Daniel Laguros to discuss sweatshops, how they contribute to economic development, why they exist, and what anti-sweatshop activists get wrong.

About the Guest

Dr. Powell is the Director of the Free Market Institute and a professor in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech. He is a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute and the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. He is the author of Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy.

You can follow his work at benjaminwpowell.com and via the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech.

Biographical information is from benjaminwpowell.com.

Related Article
1. In Defense of “Sweatshops” by Ben Powell (June 2, 2008)

Book Mentioned
1. Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy by Ben Powell

Resources Mentioned
1. Benjaminwpowell.com
2. Free Market Institute at Texas Tech

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