• It's difficult - of course...

    Poverty


    In response to Are good products red?, posted by Marco Siebertz,
    in the thread Are good products red?

    You are writing that »the only thing that counts is that we do good work«.

    Well - it's difficult to define that. I think it's not the best solution to rescue poor people's life by buying stuff. That's quite decadent as it - by logic - means: if we buy a certain product (one of the red ones), we save the life of helpless people in Africa. So in reverse it means: if we don't buy red products, we let those people die.

    Making people's lifes a product of commerce is really awfull I think. Of course they generate money through this campaign - but wake up: at what point of capitalism are we now that it has gone so far?! Buy = live, don't buy = die. No... I'm against this.

    Doing good work in my opinion has to be a bit more sustainable. This problem cannot be solved my marketing campaigns - on the contrary: marketing is one of the problems! Patent politics that make treatment unaffordable for those in need, exploitation of the continent for centuries, bad education... . That's where we have to start.

    Even Bill Gates said to the campaign: »Well, we can only hope that people don't stop buying stuff!«

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