There is something wrong when the workers at McDonald's make so little money that they are eligible for food stamps, while the CEO of McDonald's makes millions.
I buy fair trade coffee from a cashier who gets no vacation time, no sick time, no health insurance, and no retirement plan. Buying fair trade coffee isn't enough.
I have money in a so called socially responsible fund, which means they don't invest in the military or tobacco. If you look at the list of where they do invest in, it's stuff I don't want to support.
Our system of capitalism is designed to benefit the shareholders. I don't want it. I want to purchase things in a system where a producer's focus is serving the customer, and a customer's focus is paying a fair price. I like the farmer's market. But there are a lot of things that can't be bought at the farmer's market.