The final piece from Monday’s blitz:
This conceit works the other way around, of course. It’s not possible for us to examine our supply chain. Because once we get past a level or two, that supply chain is the entire global economy. For example, if my hip replacement was done by the NHS with these child labor-derived tools, then your reading material (this article) used child labor in its supply chain.
The current movement that we should all be checking our suppliers fails for the same reason that central planning did last time around: We simply cannot examine the global economy in enough detail to find out who is doing what and where.