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An Inspired Conversation, Issue 2: Who is to blame?

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4/28/13, Issue 2

Who is to Blame?

who's to blame for the fire at a bangladesh factory that killed over a thousand workers

Who’s to blame for the Bangladesh Factory Fire which killed over a thousand workers?

Earlier this week a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 100 people and injuring at least 1,000 others gives pause to ask who is to blame? The tragedy has spurred talks of building code violations and the factory owner’s complete disregard for the safety of the workers in the factory. An event like this really brings to light two things:

1. We, as people living in the United States, are very lucky that our government enforces building codes and makes an effort to keep us safe. While accidents do happen and no one is perfect, inspectors do their best to catch potential hazards in buildings. We sometimes take for granted that we can go to school or work and not have to worry about the things that people in some other countries do.

2. The second thing to keep in mind is that an effort must be made to help these countries who don’t enforce these laws. Most of the time, people sit back and criticize and discuss how terrible the tragedy is, yet they do nothing to help. Whether it’s a small donation, or taking an even more proactive approach such as joining or supporting an organization that focuses on trying to correct these things, we can all play our part.

Events like this always bring about the question of who is to blame.

  • Are the factory owners to blame?
  • Is the government to blame for not catching the hazards?

While there is no right answer, it’s definitely something to think about.

Let us know what you think! We’d love to hear your opinion.

Until next time,

An Inspired Conversation

P.S. Make sure to check out our first issue of an “An Inspired Conversation if you missed it!

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