Comments: BOYCOTT!!

I've enlisted dagny in a private boycott of Target stores because of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Target part owner and heir, whose position in that state's budget battle was opposite that of the TEA Party "influenced" state legislature.

Now it appears we're not alone, albeit for far different reasons.

Posted by johngalt at December 6, 2011 3:10 PM

Hey, I used to work at Target®!

Now I don't know your personal involvement or preference for Target but I suspect, like most boycotts, it is doing you a lot more harm than Governor Dayton. And that if it is effective, it will be to spur them into a donation of $63.7 Trillion to better support Democratic Gay Candidates and this win their loyal customers back.

My Coke nonsense may not be any better, but a) it is temporary; b) it really does not discommode me much if any; c) it adds up to the desirable outcome of their focusing on business and not politics. Purists are PO-ed because the can is not Red, Enviros are grouchy that they caved, and I am miffed that they supported a bad cause in the first place. Lesson: Milton Friedman was right!

But good luck all around!

Posted by jk at December 6, 2011 4:27 PM

And there you've hit upon my reason for limiting the boycott to myself and dagny. Target has nothing we can't get from either WalMart or Costco. Ergo, NO WAY TARZHAY.

Whether for having lefty ownership or for trying to placate lefty activists in the first place, I shed no tears for Target's lost business.

Posted by johngalt at December 6, 2011 7:48 PM

It can feel good that "my money" isn't going someplace. I don't know about Costco but watching Walmart line up behind Obamacare, then get a waiver irked me to no end. Tarzhay really worse?

Posted by jk at December 6, 2011 8:00 PM
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