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Out of Sight

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On January 11, 2018
It’s not like my nearly 3 year old book (!) is going to sell many more copies, but it sure is relevant in context of the fact that people simply don’t care who dies or suffers making their clothing. Many consumers have found a way to cope with the knowledge that products they like have […]

Black Friday

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On November 23, 2017

Our commenter Murc asked me to write a post on Black Friday and how it is unfair to workers. Since he felt so strongly about it, I said he should write it instead. Here it is: So. Black Friday. ItR

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Ronald Aronson has an interesting, if rather lengthy, essay about the privatization of hope, adapted from his forthcoming book. I don’t agree with all of it. He falls into the frequent trap of bipartisanism when discussing the mid-20th century without taking into account the party alignments of that time in order to say “bipartisan solutions […]
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