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How Patriotic is this Patriotic Military Cap Design Contest?

CafePress is currently holding an “All-American” “American Patriotism-themed Military Cap” design contest to celebrate Independence Day. Entrants are asked to design “patriotic” images in line with the theme of Independence Day and put them up for sale on CafePress’ military caps, which look like this:

Thing is, I just checked in with a CafePress [...]

The Decline, or the Acme, of Sweatshop Production?

Some very basic economic forces would seem to portend the decline of America’s sweatshop consumer economy. As wage stagnation has become so obvious that even the right-wing NewsMax has begun to feature complaints about it, the effect of unchanged real wages overall and diminishing real wages for middle class and working class Americans has been [...]

Why Won’t Hillary Clinton Disavow Sweatshop Cash?

Although Democrats claim to represent progressives and progressive interests, they’ve got other ties as well. Consider Hillary Clinton, who has received multiple campaign contributions from the Tan family of the Northern Marianas Islands. The Tan family is well-known for running garment factories with sweatshop working conditions and low levels of pay. Even though Hillary Clinton [...]

Questions Persist on the Ethics of FFF Shirts

On March 26, I sent the following e-mail message off to First Freedom First, a non-profit organization advocating for religious liberty in America under the First Amendment:

My name is James Cook, I’m a resident of Columbus Ohio (who is looking forward to attending the simulcast tonight), and I have a question regarding the Online [...]

First Freedom First Goes Silent on Shirt Ethics

Two weeks ago, I sent First Freedom First an e-mail asking the organization to indicate whether it would be willing to redirect its efforts away from selling shirts made by corporations with a history of sweatshop labor production:

I notice that FFF is selling shirts, some of which are made overseas by subcontractors to corporations [...]