Monday, May 17, 2010

The Age of Cheap is a passing era

Book Mark
Ellen Ruppel Shell

Easier to get fooled when focus is on price

Our practice of scouring the world for cheap resources and cheap labour is not sustainable, writes Ellen Ruppel Shell in Cheap: The high cost of discount culture. `Everyday low prices' are built on the everyday lifestyles not only for Mexican cloth cutters and Thai shrimp farmers and Chinese toymakers but for all of us, she rues.


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