Shopping for Good (Boston Review Books)

Shopping for Good (Boston Review Books)

Dara O'Rourke

"Buy local," "buy green," "buy organic," "fair exchange" -- how powerful has the moral intake flow been in altering marketplace habit? Can shoppers create reasonable and sustainable provide chains by means of procuring selectively?

Dara O'Rourke, the activist-scholar who first broke the inside track approximately Nike's sweatshops within the Nineties, considers the promise of moral intake -- the concept members, balloting with their wallets, can advertise larger hard work stipulations and environmental results globally. Governments have confirmed not able to carry businesses answerable for exertions and environmental practices. shoppers who say they need to help moral businesses usually lack the data and assets to take action continually. yet with the precise instruments, they can prevail the place governments have failed.

Responding to O'Rourke's argument, 8 specialists -- Juliet Schor, Richard Locke, Scott Nova, Lisa Ann Richey, Margaret Levi, Andrew Szasz, Scott Hartley, and Auret van Herdeen -- give some thought to the connections among own matters and shopper activism, problem the price of entrusting legislation to customer efforts, and draw realization to problems posed by means of international offer chains.

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