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by on August 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm in Economics | Permalink

These Bed Stü shoes, sent in by Dmitriy T.M., are meant to appear as if they are covered in oil accumulated while cleaning up the BP oil spill in the gulf.

The photo is here and I thank Pamela for the pointer, and here is Pamela on Twitter.  This is called "conspicuous conservation."  The funds raised go to help Gulf wildlife.

1 Andrew August 29, 2010 at 5:47 am

The funny thing about signaling is that simply wearing a T-shirt that says “I’m a good person, love me” wouldn’t work.

2 Louis Vuitton November 17, 2010 at 4:46 am

Very good article. Thank you for sharing. Good luck!

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