Just had a thought this late evening, what if the government had a cyber minister with a crack team, and basicly set up an online site that guaranteed ethical use of labour in constructing goods and parts, and also carbon footprint, we seem to be getting the fact that we are doing wrong and we must reduce carbon yet most of the world just click away ordering stuff because its cheap from anywhere on the globe and produced the cheapest way possible,
If we led the way other countries would follow as now we have the power to alter the trade field,
instead of going cheap online maybe we would find just as good local, or global but maybe businesses would set up making goods in a more greener ethical manner as there hand would be forced.
Hate to say it the government would own this trading place, being able to set tarifs, tax businesses and vet there green and labour credentials accordingly.
Its all very well having rules for our country, Europe, and any trade agreements but online its like the wild west where basicly anything goes.
Workable or just a stupid idea?