Now I can't even remember where that line came from... was it Army of Darkness?
Anyway, While on are weekly excursion to B&N for coffee and book browsing, my husband and I stumbled across a book that I found to be very interesting. "The Blue Pages, 2nd Edition." is a directory of business and how much they contribute to either the Democratic or Republican party, their lobby spending, and other useful information, such as whether they are harming or helping the environment, whether they offer domestic partner benefits, and if their insurance covers transgender employees, if they plead guilty to doing business with a terrorist organization, and so on.
Considering how many places there are to shop that sell the same types of products, and how many different companies make the a particular type of product, not only should we consider the out of pocket costs of our purchases, but also the political, social, and environmental impact of the companies we purchase from. Spending less money on those that are working against our interests, and more on those that promote them. After all, their campaign contributions and lobbying bucks come from us. We should make sure they are lobbying on behalf of us as best we can.
Where do you not shop? What bands do you avoid buying?