Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Keeping Our Masters Honest

I'm not happy about being ruled by corporations, but there's this to be said for it- that if they piss us off it's very easy to hit back at them- all we have to do is stop buying the product. Look at what happened to Tesco, for instance: they spread their stores all over our green and pleasant land, took our loyalty for granted, and now they're in crisis, shutting down stores and desperately trying to rebrand. And look what's just happened with Thomas Cook: they handled the deaths of two children with meat-headed insensitivity and now their share price has dropped and- without anyone having to organise it- people are boycotting their business.  The corporations may have governments in their pockets, but they don't have us- not if we choose otherwise. 
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