Forbes

LET'S LOOK FOR "MADE RIGHT HERE" WHEN WE SHOP.

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“Cheap” is ex­pen­sive. Pur­chas­ing de­ci­sions have power and con­se­quences. When what we buy is made over­seas, fre­quently by ex­ploited peo­ple work­ing in sweat­shop con­di­tions, we not only en­cour­age those prac­tices and deny our neigh­bors badly needed op­por­tu­nity, we also tac­itly go along with coun­tries whose rules and reg­u­la­tions are not up to our stan­dards as they con­tinue to reck­lessly pol­lute the air that cir­cles the planet. We have very lit­tle say in what hap­pens be­yond our bor­ders, ex­cept when we speak with our pock­et­books.

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