chownah wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:07 am
Kim OHara wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:20 pm
From your link:
Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China-manufactured goods.
Kamma strikes again!
Are you saying that if someone in the US buys a cheap shirt made in china then the fruition of thier kamma is lung disease?
Not in so few words, but something like that.
When we (and Oz is as bad as the US in this) import 'cheap' manufactured/processed goods from China, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, India, etc. we are exploiting the sweatshop labor and creating the pollution as surely as if we were doing it in our own country ... which we wouldn't do because of our 'more enlightened' labour laws and environmental controls, right?
Not only, that, we're throwing our own citizens out of work, and bringing down the average wealth of our country. At the same time, we are providing jobs and income to desperately poor people overseas, which on a global level tends to reduce economic injustice.
We're also, usually, facilitating the growth of greedy, exploitative, tax-evading multinationals at the expense of small-medium local businesses.
Yes, it's complicated. Messy. Samsara is like that.
(Pollution isn't climate change.)