I believe in living frugally. But I have some ethical principles I won't bend to save money. I wouldn't steal from a shop to get goods for free. That goes without saying. But some cheap goods are only cheap because the producer has been robbed by the retailer. That's why I insist on Fair Trade products such as coffee and chocolate. I refuse to save my family money by robbing the families of coffee growers who have less than we do. And I won't get my milk from the supermarket even though it is much cheaper than getting it from my milkman. The supermarkets rob the dairy farmers by paying them less than the cost of production, and a dairy farmer goes out of business every week because of it. I want my family to save money, but I won't do it by benefiting from the suffering of others.
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