One essay of 1500 words, excluding references.
You should use an essay structure, which includes an introduction, body and conclusion, organised into paragraphs. Your conclusion should summarise your essay’s main argument, which should critically evaluate the different ideas your essay covers.
Research quality will be evaluated on both the quality of sources and how well these sources are applied to the case. The question includes one academic source you must incorporate in your answer. As a guide, you should refer to three to five additional sources in total, and at least half should come from peer-reviewed academic journals.
Referencing: Ensure you reference all sources you use in your assignment, including online sources. Direct quotes (i.e. statements not in your own words) should be included in quote marks in addition to being referenced. You should use the APA 7th referencing system.
In a 2020 opinion piece, Prof. Muhammad Azizul Islam argues COVID19 has made workers in Bangladesh more vulnerable to exploitation and poverty:
Considering Prof. Islam’s analysis of the effects of COVID19, critically assess whether regulators in Bangladesh should increase minimum wages and/or working conditions.
Your answer should begin with a utilitarian analysis, including whether a utilitarian would support regulation to increase wages and/or conditions and what reasons she/he would provide for this view.
Then critically assess this perspective. Your critical analysis should draw on relevant academic theory and research, including the following academic articles:
• Powell, B., & Zwolinski, M. (2012). The ethical and economic case against sweatshop labor: A critical assessment. Journal of Business Ethics, 107, 449–472. (Article attached)