TOUGH ON CRIME?….If you were a gigantic U.S. retailer with a history of hostility to labor, what kind of treatment would you expect if you had been caught repeatedly violating child labor laws?

That depends. With George Bush in office, the appropriate punishment appears to be a slap on the wrist and a secret agreement to provide plenty of advance notice before investigating any future violations. That’ll teach ’em.

Nathan Newman has the details.

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