Alia makes the legal minimum wage for her job in her province: 2.3 million rupiah, or about $173 a month – but that legal minimum is among the lowest in Indonesia as a whole, and as much as 40% lower than in Chinese factories, another labour source for the Ivanka Trump brand.
Poor people in poor countries make shit wages.
Film At 11!
They do rather bury Paul Krugman’s point:
And Yuma, a young unmarried woman, said, “I’m glad that I work at Buma now, because my parents are farmers and it’s a tiring job. Here, at least there is air conditioning.”
Yep, sweatshop[s are shitty but they’re still better than a life of staring at the south end of a north moving water buffalo.
Those Satanic Mills weren’t too great either but they were better than what people left to enter them.