The factory collapse in Bangladesh is a heartbreaking example of how "developing" nations literally develop. At the same stage of development (in terms of income, literacy, industrialization, and so on), the United States had the tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. We, too, were once a "developing" country. What we can't do is succumb to the insistence of some that we boycott products from Bangladesh. They're wrong. Trade will help them become wealthier, and with greater wealth, they will develop both politically and economically, eventually making tragedies like this one a thing of the past.
The Sioux City Jaycees are no more because they couldn't keep up the required number of members. It's sad, because we need non-government groups to do good things, and there are lots of civic groups that are shrinking. We need them more than ever.