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April 22nd, 2004 · No Comments

I’ve got a piece up at Reason on the company American Apparel, and on socially-conscious consumption more generally. Some of the comments on the piece make me think I got the emphasis a little wrong: It wasn’t really meant as an attack on AA. I like their clothes fine, and I engage in the same sort of consumption I’m talking about there all the time—I try not to buy from companies that do animal testing, for instance. I really just wanted to reflect on some of the potential problems with shopping as an exercise in public policy. I’m actually relatively sanguine about the idea on net, and would’ve brought that out more clearly if I were writing the piece over again.

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