Meet Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell is an economist with Suffolk University, and a senior fellow at the Independent Institute.

He’s studied the economics of sweatshops, and the correlation between labour, wages, productivity, and economic growth in the developing world.

He’s written numerous articles and Op-Ed pieces on the subject, including “Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are The Jobs Worth The Sweat" and "Help the world’s poor: Buy some new clothes