If you follow the fast-fashion industry, you'll know that every fast-fashion retailer has been called out for garment factory violations. It's the unfortunate reality of lengthy supply chains and manufacturing overseas. I wanted to know more about where some of the biggest fashion retailers are operating and what they're doing to improve conditions so I can decide where I want to shop.
We've all heard the message time and time again: We need to send more people to colleges and universities, and ensure our country is well-educated. This is great in theory; after all, no one is against apple pie. But the reality is that we can't flip a switch and guarantee everyone has a university degree in 10 years. This isn't necessarily a bad thing.
A town can try to sell itself on its charm, its appearance, its vaguely beneficial "lifestyle" -- but none of these can compete with the lure of a tax moratorium or free, serviced land; the attractive offers of yesteryear. Is charm worth more to a company than easy access to the transportation network? Or lower taxes? Not likely.