Hats off to China

Mar 28, 2005

Irony: when I asked if USAID had caps for the rest of us, I didn’t imagine there’d be a story to the idea:

The United States, it seems, is not the only country working to improve its “branding” programs. The lapel pins—“USAID” and “From the American People”—have a little tag on each plastic envelope that says “Made in China.” The white baseball-cap tags say the same, with a China label inside that also alerts us to “hand wash only”—though machine washing is not a huge danger in the Third World.

Anton Zuiker

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