July 16, 2009

Tone-Deaf in the Ivory Tower

I grew up in a union-friendly family. Two of my aunts were members of the ILGWU. I can still hum the "look for the union label" song. That said, I am a globalist, so have never been a strict "buy American" consumer.

I find it incredible that J.C. Penney issued a product that says "American Made" when it is not made in America. But they did. And here was their response when challenged:
You indicate that there was a shirt that depicted the slogan “American Made.” This type of slogan is referring to the actual person wearing the shirt and not to the manufacturing of the merchandise.
Sometimes, I wonder if people in the public eye are listening to themselves.

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