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There’s a person behind every product

On the importance of considering the people behind the things we buy.

There’s a person behind every product.

Every product represents human capital: time, labor, effort, energy. 

Every time you’re considering buying something new, ask yourself:

Do I really want a person to spend a portion of their lives making this for me?

Sometimes the answer is “yes”, but I would venture to guess much of the time the answer should be no. 

Considering the people behind the things we buy, helps us make better (and more ethical) purchase decisions. 

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