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Why We Buy Things

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Why We Buy Things

Why We Buy Things

Why We Buy Things

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Join Ray Suarez and his guests for a discussion of the consequences of consumer choices. How much is the consumer really responsible for pay scales, working conditions, and pollution? Do the principles of "voting with your dollars" really work? Guests: Ann Hoffman Associate Legislative Director UNITE (The Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees) Coordinator of UNITE's Stop Sweatshops movement Dr. Irwin Steltzer Resident Scholar and Director of Energy Policy Studies American Enterprise Institute Washington, D.C. Listeners call in