A Note to All Socially Conscious Consumers

by Don Boudreaux on January 23, 2014

in Seen and Unseen, Work

To those of you who like to engage in ‘socially conscious’ consumption, here’s a partial list of companies that you might wish to boycott on the grounds that they are anti-poor.  These companies, if this account is correct, are petitioning in support of raising the minimum wage – a policy that makes it illegal for anyone whose skill-sets are very low to work.  Not only does such legislation deny these poorest of poor denizens of America opportunities today to earn income, it prevents these poor people from gaining the work experience and on-the-job skills that they would get by being employed.  Such cruel and anti-social businesses do not deserve your consumer patronage.

• Costco
• Eileen Fisher
• Ben & Jerry’s
• Dansko
• New Belgium Brewing
• Parnassus Investments
• Organic Valley
• Zingerman’s

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