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post #161 of 163
:LOL

This thread gets more and more interesting, and I am glad we had it.

My views are strange... and probably not popular in any way. But, I believe that if there is somebody selling an item, and somebody wanting to buy that item for the price it is being sold..... allrighty then... let them deal with each other. It's their item, their money.... and it benefits the market.

Here's the capitalist in me speaking.... When somebody has a lot of money to spend, and spends it on items such as expensive cloth diapers, it distributes the money to the smaller guys. Keeping the money distributed keeps the economy good. Hey... re-distribute the wealth! Keeping the smaller guy in business helps the gap between poor and rich shrink. My idea of an ideal world would be one where everybody has a job, because they want to contribute to society. Everybody is compensated fairly for that job, and those who hit hard times are helped out by their community. I see that a lot in the cloth diapering world. We hear of a wahm in hard times and we all pull together to help.

Anyway... if somebody has $70 to spend and wants to spend it on an Elbee, I would rather see that $70 go to hand made cloth diapers, and the money distributed to the smaller guys, than see the mama run to a large store (Gap, Gymboree, etc.) and spend it there. kwim?

Now, personally, I can't spend $70 on a diaper. I would go to a lesser known wahm that makes quality products. But, if the person wants that Elbee and is willing to pay for it.... let them. There are other good quality diapers out there.... plenty of them. So, I don't buy for a moment that it is the only option for this person.... must have elbee or child won't have diapers at all.... but again... it's not really my business.

My concern is seeing the smaller guys succeed and the economy improved by this success.

And in my own case, I had some of the coolest diapers. I had an FCB, a few ecobaby grow with me, a Fuz, a Little Lovies, a knickernappies, etc. All kinds of nice diapers. I saved them for my friend who has a baby that is over a year younger than Emily. So, when I didn't need them anymore, I was giving them to her. As it turns out, she decided that cloth was too hard and sposies were easier. So, I ebayed some of them... I needed the money afterall. I actually felt a little guilty because I felt like I should be helping out another mama by giving them to her. But, I'm going to stick to selling most and give the rest that I have to a local charity.

Anyway... I'm more Libertarian than anything else, but my dh says that my ideas are very utopian. Less laws, less government, people helping each other, people doing what's right because it's right, communities taking responsibility for the people in them, etc.

Oh, and people buying a ton of cloth diapers... yeah... cloth.... definately.

:LOL

Teri
post #162 of 163
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Originally Posted by Rising Sun
:LOL

This thread gets more and more interesting, and I am glad we had it.

My views are strange... and probably not popular in any way. But, I believe that if there is somebody selling an item, and somebody wanting to buy that item for the price it is being sold..... allrighty then... let them deal with each other. It's their item, their money.... and it benefits the market.

Here's the capitalist in me speaking.... When somebody has a lot of money to spend, and spends it on items such as expensive cloth diapers, it distributes the money to the smaller guys. Keeping the money distributed keeps the economy good. Hey... re-distribute the wealth! Keeping the smaller guy in business helps the gap between poor and rich shrink. My idea of an ideal world would be one where everybody has a job, because they want to contribute to society. Everybody is compensated fairly for that job, and those who hit hard times are helped out by their community. I see that a lot in the cloth diapering world. We hear of a wahm in hard times and we all pull together to help.

Anyway... if somebody has $70 to spend and wants to spend it on an Elbee, I would rather see that $70 go to hand made cloth diapers, and the money distributed to the smaller guys, than see the mama run to a large store (Gap, Gymboree, etc.) and spend it there. kwim?

Now, personally, I can't spend $70 on a diaper. I would go to a lesser known wahm that makes quality products. But, if the person wants that Elbee and is willing to pay for it.... let them. There are other good quality diapers out there.... plenty of them. So, I don't buy for a moment that it is the only option for this person.... must have elbee or child won't have diapers at all.... but again... it's not really my business.

My concern is seeing the smaller guys succeed and the economy improved by this success.

And in my own case, I had some of the coolest diapers. I had an FCB, a few ecobaby grow with me, a Fuz, a Little Lovies, a knickernappies, etc. All kinds of nice diapers. I saved them for my friend who has a baby that is over a year younger than Emily. So, when I didn't need them anymore, I was giving them to her. As it turns out, she decided that cloth was too hard and sposies were easier. So, I ebayed some of them... I needed the money afterall. I actually felt a little guilty because I felt like I should be helping out another mama by giving them to her. But, I'm going to stick to selling most and give the rest that I have to a local charity.

Anyway... I'm more Libertarian than anything else, but my dh says that my ideas are very utopian. Less laws, less government, people helping each other, people doing what's right because it's right, communities taking responsibility for the people in them, etc.

Oh, and people buying a ton of cloth diapers... yeah... cloth.... definately.

:LOL

Teri

Ah - VERY well put!! I totally agree with your entire thread.


BTW, there are more FCB AIOs on ebay today for those who want to participate in an innocent bidding war. :LOL (no, they are not mine )
post #163 of 163
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Originally Posted by jessicaSAR
...If I could be convinced that selling hyena diapers to the highest bidder would indeed raise the profile of small wahm made items thereby mitigating gender based income inequality, and enouraging small, local economies, and that these benefits outweigh the potentially harmful consequence of promoting an attitude of materialism and consumerism ...
I am not sure it would/could mitigate gender based income inequality, because the consumers who purchase diapers are also often victims of gender based income inequality, you know? Women buying from women, smaller pool of money to go around. Men buying from women, positive influx of money into the women pool, the pools become more equal. Maybe WAHMs should sell to male diaper perverts, :LOL .

Just a thought. I really know little to nothing about economic theories but this has been an interesting thread.
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