What large companies *can* you buy from where the money at the top isn’t going somewhere horrible?
There are none. Responsible corporations and ethical consumption are a myth. Žižek has a great video about this somewhere on the internet.
That’s why this Chick Fil A thing bugs me. They are no less oppressive and bigoted than any other fast food giant, but they’re just being transparent about it as a marketing ploy to other bigots. I challenge folks to focus this discussion less on these assholes (who are OBVIOUSLY oppressive and in the wrong) and their chicken sandwiches and MORE on the fact that we’re held captive by capitalism and the upside down system we have, as a culture, for assigning value to labor, goods, and services. When we focus on Chick Fil A, we are rewarding the bigots who knew better and stayed silent. And those sneaky bigots, and our failure to acknowledge them, is what I’m actually worried about.
- teasanctuary answered: when you find just “one”, let me know, i’m curious too
- arriannaeciprianokt answered: GMC Sportswear maybe
- lindsaychampion answered: Every time I start trusting a company, 60 Minutes does a crazy expose on them - please don’t let Trader Joe’s be next.
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- chrismohney answered: The Vatican
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- thedailydoodles answered: I dunno…. Ben and Jerrys?
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- markcoatney answered: My basketball team investigated shoes once, and found that New Balance is the least sweatshop-y.
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