Category: Consumerism

Made in China

Recently, I challenged myself to a gargantuan task: boycott all goods made in China. Let me assure you that this decision does not have its roots in racial bias or discrimination. I’m simply tired of buying poorly-made items that fall apart in two weeks (see “Cheap Things”), and using my purchasing power to help support unethical practices such as the...

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Cheap things

#!@# #!@@#!   I am absolutely sick and tired of CHEAP things! The saga of how I came to hate cheap things began innocently enough, just three short months ago, with a purchase of a brand-new, space-saver microwave. Little did I know that while saving me on space, this alien creature in my kitchen would cost me much more…my sanity. From...

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