dpd1 - 7:56 pm on Dec 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
morality rides high with peoples shopping decisions these days
People may say that. In reality, I think the majority of customers couldn't care less. The media may care... Politicians may care... But average people? I doubt it. People may say they care, but most people are hypocrites. In the US, people whine about no good paying jobs, but virtually all of those same people will buy a foreign made product over a US made one, if it's just a few dollars cheaper. People were supposedly outraged by the fact that Apple's products were being made in factories that had less than ideal conditions. I don't know why, since that's not exactly earth shattering news. But you'll notice that Apple is still at the top of the market and pulling in millions. The alleged "changes" they have made, have amounted to nothing more than some warm and fuzzy PR efforts. So morality doesn't seem to be much more than talk for most people.