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Where Our Clothes are Made

May 12th, 2013 ernie Posted in Society Morals No Comments »

Where Our Clothes are MadeA factory collapse in Bangladesh killing 400 or more people and it hits the news for a few days and then they move on to other news that has become available. But what about those people who died. Also why were they working in the factory? This is where our clothes are made!

It turns out that they were working in a clothing factory turning out cheap clothing. They are sold to Europe and North America along with other countries around the world. Living in North America we really like to have a lot of new clothes. As a result we routinely throughout clothes before they are hardly worn. We can buy new shirts etc for low prices. Deals are great and we love low prices. The only way that clothes at these prices can be sold is that they are manufactured in places like Bangladesh. People work for pennies an hour. This is where our clothes are made.

Where Our Clothes are made – Low Prices

As long as we are not willing to pay higher prices, these factories will continue to proliferate. They will continue to be sweat shops for many of these people in other countries. It turns out that 98% of our clothes are made overseas in places like Bangladesh. This situation is not going to change anytime soon. As Americans are we willing to pay higher prices for clothing so that we can move some of these jobs back to our shores. We think that this is highly unlikely!

What do you think? Comments welcome.

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Changes in the Moral Climate of our Society

August 16th, 2011 ernie Posted in Society Morals No Comments »

Changes in the Moral Climate of our SocietyDoes anyone else notice this or is it just me? Our Moral climate is declining at an alarming rate. There is the headlines about what is happening in Britain were young people as young as 11 years old and teenagers are out looting stores, burning cars and buildings and causing mayhem.  Why aren’t these people home with their parents? Were are their parents ? and don’t they know they are doing something illegal? These are the headline grabbing stories , but this is just a symptom of something much more worrisome.  This is what we want to talk about in this post.

Have you notice a distinct lack of politeness in the past few years? People just do not respect each other and they definitely do not care about other people.

Moral Climate

Here is a  list of what we observe about our moral climate that is changing for the worst:

  • Please and thank you are hardly every used
  • Holding doors open for people
  • Cutting people off in traffic
  • Allowing cars to merge in traffic
  • Kids out way beyond the time they should be
  • Failing to help people in need
  • Graffiti everywhere
  • More gangs than there used to me
  • People just being plain rude
  • Cutting in line
  • Road rage
  • and on and on

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