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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    sadly - the band played on...
    Not really:

    The tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers.
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    I went in and read some of the statements given by witnesses. It said that the owners were pretty good to work for, paid better than others and better conditions than most - such as it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    I went in and read some of the statements given by witnesses. It said that the owners were pretty good to work for, paid better than others and better conditions than most - such as it was.
    It shows that we humans tend to wait for tragedy to make changes to the status quo. We are doing the same thing today with deficits and our debt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    It shows that we humans tend to wait for tragedy to make changes to the status quo. We are doing the same thing today with deficits and our debt.
    ...and supply chains.
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