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The Eco-Rationing
8/15/2019 10:03pm

My mom says she used to pick up garbage in front of our house all the time. Fast food wrappers, fast food cups and lids and straws, disposable diapers, Swisher Sweets wrappers, candy wrappers, cigarette butts. "It definitely wasn't rich people garbage," she says. "It was all stuff created specifically to sell to the poor and middle class."

People threw it out of their cars, I guess.

Now of course there's lots less cars, and things either don't have wrappers or they're wrapped in hyperbiodegradables. Or reusables. Mom says there just isn't as much cheap crap to buy, but isn't clear on if there's less cheap crap because there's less income inequality, or if there's less income inequality because there's less cheap crap to produce.

I really have no idea what she's talking about.

Want an apple? I've got a sack and they need to get eaten before they go bad.