Students are asked to combine what they have learned during the first half of the semester (specifically concerning the transition to a service economy, the changing nature of work, the precarious nature of low wage service sector jobs, unions, work-family conflicts, Third World versus First World problems) to critically interrogate the ongoing exploitation of children and women in sweatshops throughout the world. In other words, why do they exist (why are they allowed to exist)? What will it take to put an end to such exploitation? To what extent are we, as members of the First World, implicated? This is to be a 4-5 page paper, properly referenced.