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  •  part of the problem of boycotts is monopolies (9+ / 0-)

    too many aspects of our lives are run by just a few companies. I read today that Kroger's is buying some large supermarket chain in the Southeast. Just like we have 5 companies controlling the news!!! in this country, we also have fewer and fewer companies running farming, food distribution and so on.

    Dear NSA: I am only joking.

    by Shahryar on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 08:55:44 PM PDT

    •  Big problem with banks, huge problem with fuel (0+ / 0-)

      Gasoline boycotts are already happening, but directed at gasoline, not a specific company.

      Every time you see a Prius, or any of the high mpg modern diesels coming (finally) to the American market, or somebody riding a bicycle with a basket full of groceries, you are seeing a gasoline boycott of sorts at work.

      Not that it matters to the companies that extract, refine, or sell it. Apart from short-term hiccups, the expanding global market will take anything they can sell.

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      by dinotrac on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 04:38:51 AM PDT

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