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Child Labor in Makeup

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On May 9, 2017
While the world burns with new horrors daily, the old horrors continue, such as child labor for global supply chains that protect multinational corporations from responsibility by offloading all risk onto contractors. This very much includes the makeup industry, which sites its mica needs in horrible and often illegal mines in India, where the work […]

Duty of Vigilance

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On March 2, 2017

Whenever people say that there’s nothing we can do about the global exploitation of labor through supply chains, I say they are wrong because of course we can do something. We can do any number

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Refugee Labor

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On March 1, 2017
Maybe Republicans will rethink allowing refugees from Muslims nations into the United States if they can exploit their labor for nothing, like is happening in Turkey thanks to our benevolent apparel firms and their supply chains. But child laborers are not the only issue in textile workshops in Turkey. The illegal hiring of refugees is […]

Mislabled Fish

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On January 15, 2017

I am not generally the biggest fish fan in the world, and the intellectual jumps Catholics make to say fish is not meat is just hilarious to the outsider, but I do like good sushi, oysters, lobster ro

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Neoliberalism and Blood

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On January 10, 2017
A significant internal problem for the left is that the term “neoliberalism” is used as an epithet that now means “anything Democrats do that I don’t like.” This is a terrible thing, because neoliberalism is an actual thing with an actual meaning with actual consequences that has an enormous impact on our society and upon […]
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National Chocolate Day

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On October 28, 2016
Evidently, it is National Chocolate Day. So this is a good time to remember that your beloved chocolate is produced by children working in horrific conditions and that if you want to enjoy your desserts, maybe you should do something about it. But what you may not love, or even be aware of, is the […]
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