Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Story of Stuff

In honor of all of the holiday shopping that's going on, I offer you "The Story of Stuff," a fantastic video that looks at where our stuff comes from, and at what price. I showed this in my human rights course a few years ago, at the suggestion of an econ. prof. I had to lay out the connection between this video and human rights, but I think it's clearly there. We were sold such a story after 9/11, that the best thing we could do as a nation was to come together To stimulate the economy. And it's true that making stuff provides jobs. But some of this stuff has such a hidden cost at both ends of the line, from finding/shipping the resources to what we do with it when we're done...


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