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