Yay, Chilean Miners! Now let's talk mining safety....

Alright, so I'm totally thrilled the miners are out safely. Yay miners! I hope the government fêtes them properly, as hello being stuck underground for two months sucks ass.

But, horrible pessimist that I am--is this going to change anything? Are you going to avoid all products that require miners to work in unsafe conditions? Is the Chilean government going to take steps to ensure this doesn't happen again, even at the cost of profits in an already struggling world economy?

We'll gather together and be happy they're safe, and maybe even say things like 'this should never happen again!'...but the status quo remains. We love the modern lifestyle--cheap things, wide accessibility--too much.

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