Jan 20, 2008

The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard

Take twenty minutes to see a great explanation of why we are in a pickle
with our economy, environment and culture.
Then ask your self why an identical radio from Germany would cost $50, from
the US $35, and from China $5.
Where does the intrinsic cost go if it costs the same to manufacture. What
is the externalized cost in each country? What costs in your lifestyle are you externalizing?


1 comment:

Chiarke slim said...

Get Involved...our only choice.

I can't but help notice the lack of awareness of the common consumer. Stifling.

Have you seen "The Corporation" yet Dan? Documentary released a few years back that treats the corporate entity to the WHO's checklist for a psychopath.

(This is Joseph...the moniker Chiarke slim is an anthropological reference to the original Chilean beef jerky...anyhow as you request, I live in St. Paul and am currently embracing the permaculture practice and sustainable living as my way of life)

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