My Phone Company

I am a CREDO subscriber. They’re best known for donating to progressive causes. It costs me a little more than carriers that have enormous customer bases, and they use the Sprint network-which is awful. But I was attracted to the concept of the company. Recently they laid into the president for trying to shove the TPP through. An astute author dressed down CREDO, and rightly so:

CREDO’s entire business – selling mobile phones/devices and service – runs entirely on products made in Asian (and a few other) sweatshops.

You simply cannot buy a single product from CREDO that is made in America.

CREDO isn’t alone in selling sweatshop phones, of course, as evidenced by the fact that Motorola had to shut down the factory almost a year ago as the higher costs simply weren’t being made up.

So it may not have been entirely under CREDO’s control where the things it makes money off of were made, but let me be blunt: when your entire business model is based on selling foreign made goods to your customers under the guise of “progressivism”, you should really shut the hell up about trade.

I’m going to stay with them, for the time being. It is still a company with ethics I support. They still give a LOT of money to great organizations. I would even pay extra for them to make their shit in the USA or at least in places where they have fair labor practices. I think I’ll write them today after reading this.

About The Head Seminarian

I might be the nicest person you'll ever meet, but if you don't believe me, that is because I hate you. I went to war, I went to father, I came, I saw, and it is a mess. I wouldn't have it any other way. Shitty people amuse me, people who act like human volcanoes fascinate me like fine art. Life is beautiful, and it is under attack in a manner heretofore unseen in history. I came to remind you of this, not make it worse. I might be writing a blog. Yes, that's all I am doing, now that I think about it. If you have a bad memory, you will forget this. Even I forget sometimes, so we're cool.

Posted on May 9, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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