Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Real Life Conversations with T: Capitalist Exploitation edition

The backstory:  Yesterday, I read a Mac McClelland  Mother Jones story about on-line retailers and the inexcusable labor practices of the their warehouse operations and promptly felt bad about on-line purchasing.  This is a shame, because most of my clothes and shoes are purchased in this fashion.  T, forced to endure my horror, opted to make me feel better about things. 

Me:  And the warehouses are dreadful…yammer, yammer, yammer. I mean really awful for the workers, whinge, whinge, whinge.  I feel bad for shopping on line.  Amazon is among the worst but I love Amazon.

T: Oh, I wouldn't worry about it, honey.  All that Etsy stuff you buy offsets the karmic damage.


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