Reading the news from twenty or thirty years ago, reveals a shocking consistency of exploitation, and a trail of broken promises to fix it.

Whether it be soda companies promising plant-based bottles, oil companies hinting at algae generated energy, or chocolate companies vowing to eliminate slavery in its supply line, meaningful change is perpetually just one generation away.

Temporary exploitation narratives make us feel good about our decisions as consumers. So we put off revolution for tomorrow.

Jason Velazquez @fromjason