The Wealth Illusion Of Cheap

Faye Baker
7 min readDec 14, 2022

Why we vote for our own destruction

A Cheap Imitation? Authors own.

I was going to call this article the trap of the cheap but I think wealth illusion covers it more succinctly. Over the last three decades we have been inundated with cheap goods from places like China, India, Indonesia and the Far East. Goods such as cheap clothes, cheap TVs, cheap cars, cheap furniture and even cheap shoes. Every kind of consumable you can imagine has been…

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Faye Baker

Writer, thinker and inveterate maker. Part-time Cognitive scientist. Retired technical author and software developer. Avid reader about climate and ecosystems.