Mar 13, 2021 • 57M

Amelia Pang: The Hidden Cost of our Consumption

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The Rethinking Humanity Podcast dives into social philosopher Eric Fromm’s writings on society and culture from the 1950s and reveals their relevance to the current day. It connects modern writers and thinkers ideas to those of Fromm.
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In this interview with Amelia Pang, the Author of Made in China: A Prisoner, An SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of our Consumption, we discuss the dark realities of the source of much of our retail purchases. We make the connection to Erich Fromm's writings from the 1970's about the need for Sane Consumption (Episode 14), as we see that part of the problem around the labor camps that produce much, if not most, of the products we purchase, is the need for incredibly speedy turnarounds on products due to consumer demands. We also talk about ways consumers can help to end this inhumane practice of abusive forced labor for the humans in China. Amelia Pang on Twitter: @ameliapangg  Instagram: @cheekroses  Her book Made in China was released in early February and is in stores nationwide for purchase right now. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: