Friday, January 8, 2010

Future Generations Will Scarcely Believe This

Unsold but perfectly usable clothing being mutilated and thrown in the garbage by retailers.

I support the right to property, including destruction of said property by the owner if he so wishes. I can fathom the mercantile reasoning that views the giving away of products - to be used by potential customers or resold by competitors - as an unwise and self-defeating business practice. But the generations of Americans to come, witnessing and experiencing a great deal more poverty than we have known, will regard this purposeful ruination of surplus wealth as utterly insane.

1 comment:

  1. There are times when exercising a moral right is wrong. The Kingdom of Heaven is a gift economy.