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Forum Post: Etch A Sketch: Don't Purchase one to Protest with

Posted 1 year ago on May 16, 2012, 12:35 p.m. EST by Kevinkyle (20)
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Three years ago, executives at Ohio Art, the makers of Etch A Sketch, decided to shut its U.S. plant and move manufacturing to China. Last fall, Levi's announced it was closing its remaining factories in the U.S. and Canada and shifting the work to suppliers in 50 countries in Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. And in March, Radio Flyer announced plans to move production of its metal wagons from Chicago to China, where its tricycles and scooters are already made. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BUE/is_13_136/ai_n17206945/http://

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[-] 2 points by jbgramps (159) 1 year ago

Buying American made products and supporting locally owned businesses is a big deal for me. I go to considerable trouble to find American and local products and services. I avoid corporate and chain stores like the plague.

My bank is locally owned, I shop at farmers markets and often have to buy over the Internet just to get American made products. And sometime I just do without. Over all I probably do spend more than folks shopping at Walmart, but not that much more.

It seems to me uber consumerism is rampant. People buy every new shiny thing-a-ma-jig they can find. People’s lives are filled with unessential worthless junk; and they can’t seem to stop shopping. I mean how many 56 inch TV’s do you need? How many pair of $100 sneakers do you need? It truly puzzles me.

[-] 1 points by Kevinkyle (20) 1 year ago

Good for You! Excellent Comment

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

First they imported foreign workers into this country to increase corporate profits at the expense of the low wage workers they displaced, lowering wages and increasing unemployment.

Now they import the labor contained in the products that are produced by foreign workers abroad, lowering wages and increasing unemployment even further.

It should be no surprise that 50% of the people earn $26,000 a year or less. When the low wage earners buy foreign made, they literally reduce their own wages and risk their own jobs.

[-] 1 points by Kevinkyle (20) 1 year ago

Good for You! Excellent Comment