I don't like to be someone who leaves a mess for other people to clean up. And that's what this is all about. I get a good price for a certail product, and the reason it's so cheap is because it's shipped halfway around the world in polluting ships, made by poorly paid workers in countries with limited environmental regulations.
By thinking more about where and how the things we buy are made, we can make sure that, whenever possible, the cost of those products include all the externalities that other governments and communities have to pay for.
I totally agree. So much of the time people have such a narrow definition of success - it is merely about income or wealth. So many of the people I know who are successful may not qualify as wealthy by any standard
It also brings up a larger issue for me. Is a product really cheap if we don't pay for its environmental impact or true labour costs? If we def