Are Chinese Workers Paying the Price for Cheap Goods?

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More than a year ago, we looked at the health and safety of workers in China, who make so much of the merchandise in American stores.  In the meantime, the summer Olympics gave China's image a shot in the arm, but for millions of working people, nothing has changed.  On this evergreen edition of To the Point, we hear who's paying the real cost of supposedly "cheap" merchandise.   Also, a gloomy outlook for holiday spending, and the facts, the figures -- and the psychology -- of driving in traffic.


Banner image: Workers conduct quality-control checks on tires at the Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Company factory, 25 July 2007. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Karen Radziner