By Iain Martin
The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life. –Frances Perkins
This month marks the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan, New York City on March 25, 1911. It was the deadliest industrial fire in U.S. history killing 146 workers, mostly immigrant women under the age of 25. The event was a catalyst to create laws that enforced minimum standards for safer working conditions.
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