Friday, November 05, 2004
One lesson we learned from the Sinclair Broadcasting item was the potential power of focused boycott threats. One way to increase our power and reward our friends is to identify and patronize progressive companies in any area we can identify. If that harms a known regressive firm, all the better.
My criteria for progressive firms is somewaht loose, and depends on circumstances. Work place policies, contributions to progressive causes, environmental policy, LBGT policy, all are worthy of consideration.
I haven't searched for a web site, but I believe we should list and support companies with a positive social agenda. My initial recommendation would be:
Automobile insurance - Progressive (naturally) vs. State Farm
Telephone Company - Working Assets vs. Verizon
Big Box Store - Costco vs. Walmart or Sam's Club
Automobile Club - A Better World vs. AAA
Foreign Car Repair - Can-Am Motors vs. Any factory shop
Please add any you can think of.