discussion is good but still no one really cares
that is just human nature
reading and discussing is one thing
caring is another because that involves taking things to heart
i like reading about your tools but i do not care beyond that
if i win a festool i will post here and people will read it for whatever reason
but they will not care and it will have zero impact on their life
Actually a resonable factor in one's decision. Environment, source, impact
on others, etc are all important factors in any decision. Certainly
reasonable to boycott a product based on an unethical manufacturer.
That is an emotional decision and perfectly fine if that way of deciding
which is best for you, I try to use facts about the product with out
considering anything else. You are not buying the manufacturer, you should
not consider that if you want to make the best educated decision on closing
a product that best works for you.
This has come up wit other groups and other products. Child labor is a
problem in some countries, but not buying the product is not the answer.
If you put those factories out of business the kids can no longer
afford a bowl of rice. What is the solution? Since you want them shut
down, you must have a better idea.
Buying products manufactured with slave or child labor only perpetuates
that abuse and that poverty. Buy the competing product that costs just a
little bit more and pays a free adult a better wage so they can send their
kids to school.
You might study the origins of Capitalism. Those kids probably weren't
starving before the factory was build and their families forced of the
land they were farming.
The Highland Clearances, a prime example of Capitalist displacement of
peoples. In the 18oo?s, Scottish tribal chieftains began expelling people
from land in order to ?improve? production. Supported by the English
Crown which had already begun the same process, landlords forced people
off their ancestral lands to turn land into Capital. The subsequent
emigration also caused violence in the lands to which people fled, as
indigenous peoples in the Americas and Australia became secondary victims
of Scottish Capitalism.
And, no, this pattern is not restricted to Scotland but is repeated again
and again around the world.
Seriously? You believe that if you don't buy a product, that might be
produced by a child, that it will put a stop to that? While I agree
that child labor is not a great scenario, if not manufacturing, they
might be sold or traded as slaves.
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