Archives: 2006 August

‘Welfare Lite’ is the Tape for Torn Contracts

August 22nd, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, CAPitalism used to represent a contract between Employer (possessing the drive and capital to produce desirable goods and quality services), Worker (accomplishing employer goals in return for wages/benefits proportional to their contribution) and Consumer. The latter rewards successful employer-employee unions with their dollars. Collusion between government and corporate gangsters perverted the terms […]

The Sweet Smell of Suc…Failure

August 21st, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor: The bottom line is not just that a ‘common chemical’ found in air fresheners can reduce lung function. Hundreds (if not thousands) of unnamed ingredients are poured into products under the supposedly benign category of ‘fragrance’. Don’t patents ensure protection for manufacturers? Are consumers not allowed to know the components out of […]

Let’s Play ‘Name that Poison’!

August 15th, 2006, 1 Comment

To the Editor, Rogers missed a more serious problem. Substituting the term, ‘smells,’ for ‘fumes’, allows the problem of poisoning by dangerous pollutants to resemble mere whining about unpleasant odors. The census bureau indicates that over a quarter of young Americans aged 16-64, have chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. Consumers need to realize many illnesses are […]

Ignorance is Not Bliss but Expensive. . .and Lethal.

August 5th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, Sorry, Ms. Simpson but you have it all wrong as does your source, Dr. Khatter, president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. It is the responsibility of each citizen to decide which manufacturers deserve our business. Before some bright spark determined that manufacturers did not have to reveal all […]

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