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  •  it goes to the absolute lack of integrity, (0+ / 0-)

    bordering on fraud, that capitalism engenders. if the main selling point of the product is where it comes from & the heritage of its craftsmanship, you don't outsource those things & say it is the same. it is not.
    you shouldn't build up a brand, whether it is amish made furniture, single malt scotch, or swiss watches & then be allowed to say it's the same thing made in singapore or el salvador. it is not. waterford crystal is made in waterford. if the company that owns the factory wants to manufacture crystal in malaysia, fine. call it what it is & make the case for its superiority, but don't trade on the integrity of generations of craftsmen in ireland.
    all of which has nothing to do with the point of my comment which is; that capitalism has no loyalty or conscience beyond pursuit of a fatter bottom line - that there is no community, or integrity of language it is not willing to degrade in pursuit of a buck.

    who cares what banks fail in yonkers - as long as you've got a kiss that conquers.

    by rasbobbo on Sun Feb 01, 2009 at 08:42:08 AM PST

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