Territory in southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal, ruled since 1971 by the Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh


Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Bengali: গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh) is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India and Myanmar and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The capital (and largest city) is Dhaka, located in central Bangladesh. The official state language is Bengali. The name Bangladesh means 'Country of Bengal' in the official Bengali language. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Bangladesh | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 49, Political Rights: 4, Civil Liberties: 4
"Bangladesh continued to experience political and social unrest in 2015 as the ruling Awami League (AL) consolidated power, resisted calls for fresh elections, and clamped down on dissent. The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) engaged in street action but found its operations hampered by the harassment of key party officials as well as by mass preventive detentions of party activists."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.81, Rank: 137, Personal Freedom: 5.28, Economic Freedom: 6.35, Democracy Index: 5.47
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.35, Rank: 121


Sweatshops the "Best Available Alternative"? But Who Decides What Alternatives are Available?, by Kevin Carson, 20 May 2013
Criticises Benjamin Powell's defense of Bangladesh garment sweatshops
"Without 'intellectual property,' those factories in Bangladesh could ignore Nike's trademark and market identical shoes to the local population at a tiny fraction of the price. And without Nike to impose uniform pricing across the industry, they'd have to compete for local workers. It wouldn't matter if Nike decided to 'reduce its footprint' and pull out of Bangladesh. The workers' livelihoods would no longer be held hostage to what Nike did or didn't do."