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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Why I Care About Unintended Consequences

Editorial note: this post contains affiliate links

Lately I’ve got my mind on my money and my money on my mind.  In particular is how this tool and my use of it have wide ranging implications.  These are not simple problems.  I am neither an economist nor a journalist, but I do spend money.  Chances are you do, too.

I want to pick right dealing with the high cost of unintended consequences, but feel I need to provide a little background information.  Bear with me here.  I’m going to keep it short, but give you a few other resources to check out on your own.  Kind of like bloggy homework.

The impetus for this comes from several factors:

*      my mom was a factory worker that lost her job in the early 90’s
*      reading A Year Without Made in China several years ago
*      reading Overdressed in the past few weeks
*      the factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh
*      my own first child sense of sacrifice and doing the right thing (not as completely noble as it sounds)

If you are unaware of the catastrophe, what with Angelina having a double mastectomy and the IRS playing politics, I’m including this video.  Elizabeth Cline is the author of the aforementioned Overdressed and is interviewed in this clip.

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Some progress is being made, too late for over 1100.

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For further reading, this was posted on a Deeper Story yesterday.

For now, all I want you to do is take this in, think about it.  Go further if you want, but I’m not going to push – yet.  J


  1. Great job. Fabulous intro into this issue. Thank you for putting it all in one spot. Love!!

  2. Amy, Steph sent me a link to this post this morning, and I love it! I'm with you... stuff like this is hard to care about sometimes, because it's easier to pretend we're not aware or to justify our shopping choices. And I'm far from perfect. But like my pastor said, when Jesus opens our eyes on something we're obligated to follow through. I just wrote a three part series on money after church last week. Not sure when I'm publishing it, but hopefully soon! I LOVE that you're digger into this deep issue.

    1. Looking forward to reading your series when you decide to publish it. Please make sure I know. This is a toughie. I'm certainly far from perfect myself. Awareness is the first step, though. :)