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by Kevin Coupe

John Oliver nailed it again.

On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" show on HBO, Oliver took a look at how retailers - including Walmart and Gap - essentially enable the manufacturing of low priced clothing in nations where people (including young children) are paid a pittance to make products shipped to the US.

His point is that while retailers say they are doing their best to avoid such situations, the record shows persistent abuses for which retailers, in the final analysis, have to take responsibility.

As always, Oliver is funny, pointed, and a little profane ... and he makes his points with a unusual clarity about a subject that too few are addressing.

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