I just encountered someone who said they thought it was justified to boycott Chinese goods because he didn't like the following things: Sweat shops, Communist Governments, and China's 1 child policy. Now, that really is a horrible reason to boycott Chinese goods. If you dislike Communism, then why wouldn't you do what you could to support Capitalism? Furthermore, an economy growing due to Capitalism could eventually support a population that didn't need to have the 1 child policy. And if people didn't buy Chinese goods because of sweat shop labor, then there'd be no money for businesses to expand, and no way for wages to be competed up, and sweat shop labor to eventually end. The guy really just didn't understand basic things about how economies work, and all sorts of stuff. Either that, or he simply didn't believe in how Capitalism works. I was going to try to explain some stuff to hi, Then I thought, holy crap, is this just a crazy kind of market force? Could some people's inherent ignorance of how markets work and affect people actually be a force that influences these markets? For instance, if people didn't buy Chinese products because of the "Communist" government there, that would increase demand for cheap goods from other non-Communist governments, and businesses would shift their operations to countries that didn't have this problematic "Communist" label to them. I dunno, it's late (or early, depending on your perspective), and I thought that was just kinda interesting.