Consumers, think past the fire in Bangladesh

  • Article by: ALEX HOLLAND
  • Updated: December 2, 2012 - 8:10 PM

It's silly to boycott based on one incident. But it's not silly to change your habits based on an abundance of unacceptable situations.

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goldengoph3rDec. 2, 1211:53 PM

Alex, it may not be realistic to expect consumers to avoid retailers with questionable sources based on an article or two, but it's a start. The more attention these practices get, the better.

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LauralundDec. 2, 1211:56 PM

On a related note, see the article about China's CO 2 emissions. How much of what they're manufacturing is for U.S. use?

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luzhishenDec. 3, 12 7:50 AM

In other words, do nothing. Sorry, but if Target can learn all about consumer anger when it meddled in politics, so can other firms learn about protecting employees.

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barbjensDec. 3, 12 7:55 AM

Instead of boycotting the stores selling these things why not start doing something about the Industries that have "outsourced" their manufacturing. As the article stated -- are we going to NOT buy baseballs, etc. We have to start by just buying Made in the USA, difficult to find, until the things made in other countries does not sell as well. THAT is a difficult thing to do.

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jgmanciniDec. 3, 12 9:28 AM

I don't shop at WalMart and I don't eat meat. I haven't for years. I used to hope that I would make a difference, but I've only seen WalMart get bigger and animal abuse become worse and worse. So now, I don't do it to change the world. I do it so I can sleep at night.

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elmore1Dec. 3, 1210:14 AM

It will take cooperation from the DFL and GOP (aka "the business") to make positive changes. They currently are not on the same planet let alone the same page. Let's hope some bipartisan leaders emerge.

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