With regards to “cheap” and how it scales with “decent”, this point is always interesting to me when you observe how many people buy on price 1st and foremost. This is the primary reason that so much manufacturing has moved to Asia.
Just the other day we saw people complaining about how the new Elektron is too expensive at $400. And I’m quite sure we’ll see the same comments if they come out with a stripped out $200 unit next year or the year after.
P&G uses child labor as well as animal testing and their products can be found in many homes around the globe. Are Berhinger using slave labor or are they providing jobs to locals that are joining the global economy as new consumers? So far at least, I haven’t seen claims that these two companies are terribly comparable.