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Many peole in the West have voted for the rich to stop getting richer at the expense of others ...

You've probably noticed that tea bags are ridiculously cheap.

Here's the reason.

Fairtrade tea is a solution, has anyone ever bought it?
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Many peole in the West have voted for the rich to stope getting richer at the expecnse of others ...

You've probably noticed that tea bags are ridiculously cheap.

Here's the reason.

Fairtrade tea is a solution, has anyone ever bought it?
People are far too selfish to actually put their words into practice, though virtue-signalling will do for them.
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People are far too selfish to actually put their words into practice, though virtue-signalling will do for them.
Big Corps like Unilever (Brands:Lipton, PG tips and Brooke Bond) respond to what their customers want, which is in turn which pressure group shouts loudest.

Previously it has been "Save the environment" so here's their response.

If you ask about the lives of the human workers (as I did) you get:

"... We take seriously the issues raised about labour conditions found in tea estates in parts of Assam, India.
We recognise that progress has been made but there is still more to be done to raise standards,
and we are working with our suppliers to achieve responsible and sustainable practices ..."


It doesn't take much to provide good conditions and non-subsistence wages, you can then use that as a selling point. So, that's Corporate speak for:
now it's been raised we will do something about it to protect out profits.

(If many people say similar they will do faster.)
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What does that first sentence mean? How does it relate to the article?
Where have you been the last 6 months?
A major issue has been that tax laws and immigration is run to create low wages to benefit big Corps (who "influence" politicians) ... so, the rich get richer at the expense of the rest. If you watch the clip you will be hard presed to fail to see the connection.

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I read it on the BBC yesterday. the dnager is that simply paying more will simply line the pockets of the plantation owners. If you could find a way of ensuring it went to make sure there were min standards for the workers, then i think people would pay more.
Simple, they have certificates on the packaging (as with "rainforest alliance") to show that the process has been independently checked against agreed standards.
There's nothing new in this, there have been trademarks and guilds going back to the Middle Ages.
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Where have you been the last 6 months?
A major issue has been that tax laws and immigration is run to create low wages to benefit big Corps (who "influence" politicians) ... so, the rich get richer at the expense of the rest. If you watch the clip you will be hard presed to fail to see the connection.

Simple, they have certificates on the packaging (as with "rainforest alliance" to show that the process has been independently checked against agreed standards.
There's nothing new in this, there have been trademarks and guilds going back to the Middle Ages.


Leave you to sort it out. Enjoy.
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