Corporate America going down the tube, whilst still on discount.
Here’s an idea- what can you get away with when you underpay your employees, abuse laws or find abundant loop holes so you can sell the thing that ought to have cost three times as much if it were made with some sort of regard to ethics? The answer -a lot, especially if you are the guy who’s been abused or taken advantage of along the way. Then again, we’re all taken advantage of some where along the way, it’s just IKEA and WALMART didn’t want to tell you before SALON did.
Ahh- investigative journalism
According to Slate, the world might on the whole be a fun place to live in, especially if you don’t mind shoddily made products, food which when you ultimately consume it is full of antibodies or products that the kids that made that wonderful sweater your new girlfriend is in love with comes from the labors of some malnutrition child. Ugly inconveniences aside, Slate let’s us in on the fun things that you thought you wouldn’t dare read on a Sunday afternoon.
Salon’s Stephanie Zacharek explores the ‘lively and terrifying book “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture,” as written by Ellen Ruppel Shell.
In any event we wonder what this all means, whether you’ll keep shopping for those shoddy products, not because you necessarily want to, but because you can’t afford otherwise. Of course- it all comes to bite you in the ass in the end.
Just make sure not to put to many heavy books on that IKEA bookshelf, it may eventually end up falling on your head. But you kind of knew that already…