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I got a call last week from Kate Bratskeir of Huffington Post to ask me to comment on a new delivery service that is supposedly green friendly. There’s this company called Loop that sends you specialty groceries in reusable tins and it then collects and refills for you. It is supposed to be green-friendly and […]

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

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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. It’s upon us. The highest holy day of our national consumer religion, and the ratchet that […]
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The worst kind of liberalism is responding to a story of oppression by deciding to do your own nails instead of going to a nail salon so you as a consumer can feel guilt-free. Never mind that such an action actually takes money out of a worker’s pocket. It’s not about changing the system or […]
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