Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Please note in your otherwise splendid posts that "it's" always and ever and only is a contraction for "it is." The possessive of "it" is "its." It's distracting to read an otherwise brilliant post with that simply-corrected error marring its brilliance.
Pink tax? I dont think so. Lets see:Men's shirt: 1 style, 8 different colors, 12$Women's shirt: 1 style, 20 different colors , with beads/without beads, cotton, satin, silk, flared bottom/non-flared bottom, ruffled collar/non-ruffled collar, fancy name like Victoria's Secret, 42$I wonder why there is a difference in the price? Huh. Maybe someone can point it out to me.
In my opinion, Nike is cashing in on the current wave of anti-Americanism and anti-White racism that is currently all the rage among the Left, and unfortunately, I think it's going to pay off for them in the end. And the always reliable Animal Mother made this: http://pic.twitter.com/0GRw9EgIvd
As if this wasn't enough, Levi Strauss company has also gone political by jumping on the gun control bandwagon. They've gone so far as to "encourage" their employees to donate to gun control groups and causes. I wonder what happens if they don't?It's a shame. Levi's was practically synonymous with the image of the cowboy and the frontier. Not anymore, I guess.https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/4/levi-strauss-launches-gun-control-initiative-we-si/
mixing politics with marketing worked for the music industry dating back to the 1960s and into the present... sports stars are the new rock stars. Corporate America is just now getting on board with the political hedge as the music industry dies from a million torrents. by the way, I hear $50 million is being paid for one spokesman from the NFL - which can be compared to .50¢ a day for each Nike employee working in factories located on the other side of the Earth - armies of female employees sewing shoes and garments for Nike... each employee only makes .50¢ a day... And the complaint here in the USA? Oppression! HA!
Levi: As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites. This was the tribe that formed the priestly class of the Israelites.Israelites, Israel, Jewish, Jew... Levi = Image of the cowboy and the frontier - Not anymore?... Never was.
Big Government and Big Corporate are circling the wagons to protect their monopolies and the statutes that allow them to keep lining their pockets. I think reek desperation, but follow the money and you get the answers to unasked questions.Nike has billions wrapped up in their sweatshops in China and North Korea and hiring a former washed-up athlete to be the poster boy for their over priced products deflects from bigger issues-- US trade tariffs and sanctions. China sub-contracts a lot of the textile work to North Korea, which is NOT UN sanctioned, who work and then sends back to China to export with the "Made in China" label. Nike is standing to lose a lot if China imports have tariffs hiked on them or ban of products produced from slave labor, so Nike is sending a message (which I think they will pay for later) and aligning themselves with China to protect their investments.Keep in mind the Nike maximizes profits from the labors of a country that still has concentration camps, mass executions and canabalism everytime the local rice harvest fail--- but they still see fit to lecture you about their SJW "values." But if that doesn't turn you off from purchasing Nike, their price tags surely will.
Capitalism is great! (Except when it helps bad football man and hurts my delicate feefees.)
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