Government Regulation Is Bad! It’s Up To Workers To Fend For Themselves! (100 Year Anniversary of the Triangle Fire)

by Ben Hoffman

On March 25, 1911, a fire that broke out in a bin holding scraps of fabric at the Triangle Waist Company, just down the block from New York City’s Washington Square Park, quickly spread, fed by cotton garments, tissue paper and wooden fixtures. Though the building that housed the clothing manufacturer was modern and advertised as fireproof, the cramped layout of the factory, a locked exit door, a flimsy fire escape that soon crumpled and inadequate fire department equipment brought a staggering loss of life. Within a half-hour, 146 workers had died, mostly young Jewish and Italian women, nearly half still in their teens. Two were only 14. More than a third of the victims jumped or fell from upper-story windows trying to escape the flames.

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13 Responses to “Government Regulation Is Bad! It’s Up To Workers To Fend For Themselves! (100 Year Anniversary of the Triangle Fire)”

  1. Thanks to Ronald Reagan, deregulation was the in thing to do, and now look whats happening in this country, without the regulations. Its goten really out of hand.

  2. Just like the union thugs, trying to capitalize off another tragedy.

    http://mistercaps.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/reporter-confined-in-closet-while-democrat-elite-hold-fundraiser/

    Looks like the democrats imprisoned a reporter during a fundraiser.
    For the working class my ass!

  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370371/Vice-Presidents-staff-lock-journalist-closet-hours-fundraiser-stop-talking-guests.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    You don’t have to admit that you are wrong just don’t vote in the next election or if you do vote do the right thing and vote for decent people who care like conservative Republicans.

    • Ha! The Dailymail is your source? That’s a tabloid newspaper on the same level of credibility as the National Enquirer. What’s next? You’re going to tell me Obama’s from Mars? :)

  4. And you Ben are a goat! :)

  5. or if you do vote do the right thing and vote for decent people who care like conservative Republicans.

    Real men don’t vote for Democrats

    Apparently ‘real men’ spend their time trolling blogs and wasting peoples time.

  6. @ The Arbourist,

    Apparently ‘real men’ spend their time trolling blogs and wasting peoples time.

    hmm…OK…?

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