Well, here we go again. according to CNN and Fox News, yet more Chinese toys are being recalled for being unsafe--this time, three children, two in the US and one in Australia, have been hospitalized.
When are people going to get it? The truth of the matter is that since much of what we buy these days is imported, we really have no way of knowing whether it is safe or not. And the tide of corporate deregultion under the Bush administration has only made the problem worse. Corporations, folks, don't care about whether or not the products they sell are making people sick, or likely to malfunction and cause accidents, or shoddily made and likely to break after a few uses. Corporations care about making a profit--and that's all.
So this is what "free trade" gets us--an economy that is spiralling downward, a severe loss of jobs, and now, exposure to potentially unsafe products every time we go to the store.
Isn't it time we started holding corporations and the government accountable?