“Fast-food represents the complete opposite of what Bolivians consider a meal should be. To be a good meal, food has to have be prepared with love, dedication, certain hygiene standards and proper cook time.” –El Polvorin blog
After 14 years in Bolivia and many campaigns and promos to generate sales fast food juggernaut McDonalds was forced to pack up and leave the Latin American nation. They served Bolivians their last burgers Continue reading
Capitalistic economic thought tells us to place a price tag on commodities, giving them an exchange value. Their worth comes from how much money an individual can receive from it. However, when an exchange value is placed on nature’s resources, it is then viewed as any other commodity, and is subject to the same thought-process as a car, for example. By doing this, nature looses it’s intrinsic value- its true worth, its aesthetic beauty, its miraculous wonders- and instead is only viewed with a price tag. There are no ethics in this type of thinking, but rather thoughts that lead to exploitation.
However, Bolivia seems to be undoing this common practice. Continue reading