David and Goliath

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Cambodia's the only poor country in the world that's agreed to follow strict labor practices in their clothing factories (eliminating sweatshops for workers). This makes their clothes more expensive. And since January first, because of changing trade laws, they've had to compete against giants like China that produce clothes more cheaply. Can their experiment in treating workers fairly survive? Also: one of the oldest David and Goliath stories: big sister vs. little sister.

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Ira Glass