Reflecting on what I’ve learned so far

Posted: April 16, 2011 in Site announcements

For those who like round numbers; passed several milestones in the last few days:

  • 100 days since launch
  • 1,000 visits
  • 50 posts (this being the fiftieth!)

Not too shabby, from a standing start.

Writing here has greatly sharpened my thinking about the relationship between rich-world consumers/investors and developing-world producers. At the beginning I had a vague sense that things aren’t as they should be. Now I see that there are already many groups and individuals working on specific pressure points: calling for financial transparency, using the media to keep the public aware, organising workers, spearheading ethical alternatives. It all pushes in the right direction and I remain optimistic that global quality of life is improving.

The biggest surprise was learning that China’s manufacturing workers are not as destitute as I had believed (although they are overworked).

In the next 100 days I hope to lend some practical assistance and have a couple of irons in the fire. It will take more planning so I might not post as often but will let you know how it goes.

Thanks readers for your support, it’s been encouraging.


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