When this comes up in conversation, I hear rhetorical questions like:
- Shouldn't the free market decide what the best product is?
- Why would you buy inferior goods for higher prices?
- Don't you help people out of poverty by buying from developing nations?
I want to buy things made by people who have the same rights and freedoms that I do.
Simple as that. There isn't social equality in the global economy and that's the problem. I don't know who I'm endorsing when I buy goods from all across the world. I'd rather support the positive things I understand, like shoes made in Maine.