Ready for Boycotts?

Posted: November 24, 2010 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

Apparently FreedomWorks, a “tea party umbrella group” is:

Jesse Jackson isn’t the only activist that can use corporate boycotts for political purposes. Starting next year, the huge Tea Party organizer FreedomWorks will urge supporters to punish huge corporations like General Electric and Johnson and Johnson for backing President Obama’s progressive agenda.

Their initial focus will be on consumer firms that lobbied for passage of Obama’s agenda items that helped their firms. "We are going after the rent-seeking corporations feeding at the public trough," said FreedomWorks’ spokesman Adam Brandon.

Personally I would like to see them go after CEOs who go from company to company driving them into the dirt.  In my opinion that drives a lot of corporate bad behavior such as rent seeking. 

That aside, I’m not sure how successful this will be, I can’t remember the last successful boycott, but maybe it’s worth a try.

  1. ECM says:

    How do Jackson et al measure success? Post-tax shakedown dollars?

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