In order to do this post properly, I'd need a huge collection of every edition of various economics textbooks. Because I don't have that sort of collection, I'll rely on second hand sources and hope for the best. Please correct any errors you find. In the third edition of Mankiw's excellent textbook, he quotes Paul Krugman defending child labor (as a lesser of evils) in the context of international trade agreements:Could anything be worse than having children work in sweatshops? Alas, yes. In 1993, child workers in Bangladesh were found to be producing clothing for Wal-Mart, and Senator Tom Harkin proposed legislation banning imports from countries employing underage workers. The direct result was that
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