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When Personal Means A Fraud That Comes From An Impoverished Country Halfway Around The World

Lucky you, have the power to outsource work through an American company that profits from the economic and social vulnerability of people living in the Philippines. After all, you wouldn’t want to pay more than $9 per hour to have someone write “personal” replies to someone that you don’t care enough about to write to yourself, right? […]

What Makes These The Five Racial Groups?

How come only “American Indian or Alaska Native” peoples must maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition? Why don’t “White” students have to prove tribal affiliation or community recognition to have their whiteness accepted? […]

International Donation: Foundation Beyond Belief Relief for Super Typhoon Haiyan

To keep Irregular Times going up on the web, we sell t-shirts with political messages we believe in. We refuse, however, to sell shirts made in sweatshops that profit off the exploitation of third-world people, which is why we only offer made-in-the-USA shirts. An indirect consequence of this, however, is that capital investment remains within […]

Overseas Microloan: Najil Bantilan, Philippines, General Store

An ethical dilemma presents itself to those of us who sell shirts. It might be hypothetically thought of as good to do business with shirt suppliers from overseas, since doing so would send capital from the relatively wealthy United States to the rather more poor developing world. But in actuality, shirts shipped halfway around the […]

Bangungot From The Batibat

The transportation and marketing of lumber these days is too complex for batibats’ forest sensibilities to comprehend. I suspect that they end up getting trapped at places like Home Depot, frustrated that they never run across anyone who is ready to go to sleep. […]