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Offline Hongsam

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Modern Day Slavery
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:18:08 AM »
I thought this site was pretty interesting. http://slaveryfootprint.org

I've always felt a bit guilty about buying stuff, especially electronics. Mining is a really dirty industry.

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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 08:39:56 AM »
"only" 23 slaves for me~
Great link, thank you for posting.
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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 08:44:18 AM »
21  ???

I don't know what to make of this, but it's definitely something to think about...
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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 08:44:18 AM »
I got the same. Mostly in China.

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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 10:21:18 AM »
18...I guess it's not as bad as it could be...the average was upper 30s...but still...
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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 12:05:07 PM »
I got 16.  Damn those lightbulbs and sweatshirts.  That was a really interesting article; thanks for sharing!
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 01:40:33 PM by alyssa.callahan »

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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 12:26:38 PM »
...63

I didn't even think it was possible to get a number that high. I'm worse than celebrities... eeesh. To be fair though, I used my life from the states as the variables rather than my life here in Korea. Clothing was my killer. Stay away from leather....

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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 12:31:01 PM »
42 because I have a son that needs diapers, baby wipes, and lotion.

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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
66. But I have a kid. I don't have that many clothes at all, actually, strange.

We all oppress others, it's good to see the interconnectedness -- keeps us from either thinking we're "righteous" or blindly following stupid political philosophies that ignore the fact that for us to profit, someone has to lose, usually.
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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 01:51:27 PM »
Your curiosity sparked my own curiosity. My Korean lifestyle is 47, so still high. I live with significantly less here though, but I guess its the basics that I take with me everywhere that make it that high so it doesn't really matter where I am.

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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 02:24:42 PM »
How do they define 'slave'?
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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 06:41:26 PM »
I dont care how many slaves have to work for "me" (which they really aren't because even if I didn't buy the products they made, they'd still be a slave and STILL be making the products.  It's not like the slave "owner" would say, "ok, since "Mike" in Cleveland, Ohio is not buying underwear this month, X amount of slave don't have to work today....it's just utter nonsense...) I need what I need, and I'm not going to alter my life style.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 09:32:39 PM by justanotherwaygook »

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Re: Modern Day Slavery
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 07:28:40 AM »
@ timetogo

Well, thankfully, it isn't always up to the consumer to defend workers' rights.

If pressure is brought upon companies by highlighting illegal practices then they do change the way they procure raw materials and produce goods.


 



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