Friday, May 09, 2008
Consumption Drives Corruption
If Fair Trade is good for coffee, why not for petroleum? If Banana Republics are no longer PC, why are biofuel plantations OK? I mean, colonial outposts still require subverting democracy, murder of natives, and theft of resources--even if American consumers delude themselves by greenwashing their consumption. The SUVs and McMansions that surround us are testimony to that.