April 21, 2015 | fletcheraa | 2 Comments Andrew Fletcher 2/13/2015 Political Economy Cambodian Sweatshops Cambodian sweatshops has stunned Anniken Jorgenson. Anniken Jorgenson among three other individuals experienced a culture shock as they journey her to learn about Apparel fashion. The dehumanizing work that people do in order to make a living for three dollars a day. The three scholars are introduced to working in an environment that is mental and physical exhausting bring young Anniken to tears. The world they experienced is basically the Capitalist vampire. They are stuck in a place where it destroys you but keep you alive bearably. The article explains that the three dollars they made after standing because the chairs were uncomfortable they managed to get soup and a couple little pieces of chicken. This is what keeps them alive because you get a little light in a dark room but it destroys any though process of striving to get more out of life other than bare necessities. The repetitiveness they do day in and day out is almost brain washing stripping each individual of all hope. Marx describes a capitalists nation wants all labor workers to live in this small world because reproduction of capital doesn’t care about reproduction of worker. The clothes made in Cambodia pennies on the dollar are sold by H&M and they denied to do an interview after this article was made public. This just goes to show they have a commodity fetish which is relations between buying and selling stuff, they much rather have surplus for the cheapest price possible. This is the equation get people to work necessary labor time giving them three dollars a day and offering more time for the same amount of money which equals surplus for no more money. This 100 percent capitalist at its finest. I did not like the fact of telling the story of someone dying of starvation that was bothersome but that made me feel like H&M should have some type of punishment for the death of those who can’t even get a bare necessity. On the positive note they are the first fashion company to enable a concrete plan to sustain living wages. As Robots Grow Smarter Capitalist nations grow based off labor value and surplus of a commodity. Suck a person dry of life in order to make a good to say the least. We have entered the age of technology and as technology grows smarter the less necessary for manual labor by people. When machines were able to assemble cars there was a huge lay off of workers and that shot unemployment threw the rough. Technology is good to have it makes things convenient for our everyday life but when it starts to take away work for the millions of people living in the United States and with the technology of cars being able to drive themselves and machines making more of our cars and buildings and even making our advertisements it promotes danger in two ways to workers. In the future as technology advances we will come to find out that they will lower the amount per driver and if you don’t accept it be replaced or they entirely get rid of jobs. This problem is critical as the population grows and capitalist look to maximize profits any way possible. It is possible that we can turn into sweatshop type money system only allowing use to work day an night for the same amount or work regular hour and afford the necessity food energy just to keep working and nothing more.