The Guardian is reporting an inquiry into low pay, long hours and poor conditions in clothing factories in India. I don’t spend a lot of time on the high street, but it is plainly obvious that prices have been dropping in the UK for many years (and quality too). Let’s see what the web says:

Well the cheap clothes phenomenon isn’t just my imagination, but it looks like interest in sweatshops and labour conditions has been on the decline for several years. No surprise that the greedy companies took advantage!

While we’re at it, let’s have a quick look at government regulation:

I expected a rise in the free market actually. Let’s look at economic inequality a bit more:

Not really what I expected, but maybe it’s just that people don’t care any more.

Finally, remember that you can compare trends for things you really don’t expect to have a real trend. Like this example here. There’s a trend, but it’s the same for both as you might expect!

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