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“Not a fan of this project. The global marketplace is someplace where we export work to have happen in whatever conditions we want, and then the products come back to me cheap enough to throw about without thinking about it. …Why do you want to make the hand of the market visible?”

—Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, speaking on December 10 to NPR Planet Money’s Alex Blumberg about the experience of following a T-shirt throughout the production process.

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