The Christmas Tree Wars: Real VS. Fake

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Mon, Nov 14th, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

From Alex Tabarrok comes this article on Marginal Revolution about the war between fake and natural Christmas trees and how the arena has now become politically involved.

From the article:

The war between artificial and natural Christmas trees has been going on for years and the artificial trees are winning. The National Christmas Tree Association, the association of natural trees, has been trying to fight back with "information" campaigns like What You Might Not Know About Fake Christmas Trees. Some samples: they are made in China, by exploited workers, with lead! And my favorite:

...fake trees were invented by a company who made toilet bowl brushes...regardless of how far the technology has come, it?s still interesting to know the first fake Christmas trees were really just big green toilet bowl brushes.

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