Analysis Of Rana Plaza Collapse Documentary : The Deadly Cost Of Fashion

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On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was destroyed. In this event, more than 1000 people were killed in this catastrophic accident (BBC News). As based on a video documentary from The New York Times, titled Rana Plaza Collapse Documentary: The Deadly Cost of Fashion, this was the deadliest accident in the garment production history to date (Fitch). But on the standards of business and moral ethics, this was not an accident at all. In fact, there are multiple parties to blame in this incident in Bangladesh. In this case, the government, the factory owners, and to an extent, the employees all have some responsibilities as to why the building collapsed when it could have be prevented. Lastly, to prevent future incidents, all three parties would need to incorporate a triple bottom line system to keep each party in check with each other. Of the three parties that are to be blamed for this incident, the government could be the faction that has the largest liability of them all. According to Gael McDonald, Bangladesh is one of the largest garment exporters in the world, but one of the major problem with this specific market is the lack of regulation in the overall economy of the country (McDonald 63). Even though this may be good for exporters from around the world who desires low prices, this instead creates poor working conditions and low wages for all workers in Bangladesh. This is a direct example of ethical egoism, as based on Epicure‚Äôs theory,…

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