Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wall St. vs. Main St. vs. Haiti

As capitalism collapses all around us, it helps to get some perspective and realize how relatively abstract hardships in the US can be (say, loss of retirement savings) when compared to the true poverty of places like Haiti (loss of life and shelter in the city of Gonaives after Hurricane Ike).

With this in mind, it makes a lot of sense for the US, perhaps the world's top consumer of coffee, to wake up and smell Haitian Bleu coffee. I for one have decided to channel my coffee dollars into the hemisphere's poorest nation, the place that needs those dollars the most -- more than Brazil or Columbia or corporations like Folgers or Starbucks. If enough Americans bought Haitian Bleu coffee, it would probably make a difference. Just go online and find yourself an independent roaster NOW.


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