There’s always been a back and forth about Made in America products – on one hand, people seem to have an atavistic, visceral attachment to products made in the United States, and on the other hand, products made in the United States often command a price premium over comparative products, and are sometimes worse quality. Where do you stand? Is it worth it to help support American manufacturing? Is buying an inferior and more expensive product for solely sentimental reasons the antithesis of smart consumerism?
The Eames lounge chair is an iconic piece of furniture that commands a fierce price. Luckily, there are alternatives – products at a lower price that purport to be identical copies of the original. Is it unethical to purchase these knock offs? Can you knock off a product produced decades ago?
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