posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 03:19 AM
The fact that it is legal to force us to buy things, just rubs me the wrong way. However the supreme court upheld that.
How about instead of forcing us to buy things that we don't need, instead we buy things that are locally made and create local jobs? Maybe there's
a new phrase to associate to an effective way to support local economy, 'spend local', 'buy locally made', 'buy labor intensive locally made
stuff you need'? Like 'buy American' which didn't last long in the days of Walmart/Costco/Amazon.
Some sort of tag like restaurant menus have icons for what is heart healthy, or energy star rating, Some consumer guideline icon that indicates
effective support for local economies and jobs, rather than supporting globalization and exporting the American (marketing) lifestyle to 3rd world
Laws force us to 'go green' and 'buy energy star', even outlawing incandescent bulbs. Why not redirect spending to support local economies?