Here's How to Feel Less Guilty When You Buy Stuff

Oct 14, 2013

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Consumer activism is older than the nation. The colonists’ rejection of British imports started a tradition of voting with your knife, fork, teacup and credit card. But it’s complicated! Whole Foods isn’t perfect. And maybe you should reward Wal-Mart for at least trying to improve.

We’ve assembled an incredible panel to walk you through this thicket, including Bun Lai, who runs what may be America’s most sustainable sushi restaurant; Barry Nalebuff, co-founder of Honest Tea; Stefanie Wnuck of the Product Stewardship Institute; and David Bollier, an American activist, writer, and policy strategist.


  • Barry Nalebuff - Co-Founder of Honest Tea / Professor at the Yale School of Management
  • Bun Lai - Founder/Head Chef at Miya's Sushi in New Haven
  • David Bollier - American Activist, Writer, Policy Strategist / Co-editor, The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State.
  • Stefanie Wnuck - Associate for Policy and Programs at Product Stewardship Institute

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