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Published: Thursday, May 16 2013 7:20 a.m. MDT

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Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

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This is a GREAT idea, as long as it doesn't lead to lots of political spam.

All I need to know is "Is this a Larry H. Miller company?"

JSB
Sugar City, ID

Can we get an app that will tell us who is sponsoring the filthy drivel that is on TV. I'd gladly boycott these businesses.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Salt Lake City, UT

LOL!

The developer gave a perfect response, putting the consumer mind at ease while being informative. Knowing we can create our own criteria for values and standards is key.

However, the Koch spokeswoman couldn't have missed the point any more than she did.

1... You donate to pro-abortion/anti-abortion efforts, I choose to buy from your competitor; the only blame you should place is on yourself, not me.

2... 10 grain workers loose their job when Company A goes under and we all cry "Jobs lost!". Meanwhile we never mention the increased need for production from Company B and the 10 grain workers they'll have to hire to meet the need.

There are always people working. The only danger is a people unwilling to work or consumers unwilling to spend anything anywhere.

Wendy L
Draper, UT

JSB-You can boycott the advertisers who pay for commercials during the "filthy drivel". If you are like me, you don't want to watch the "filthy drivel" in order to find out who those companies are. Sign up to be a member of the PTC (Parents' Television Council). They keep their members well informed, and make it simple for those of us who don't like filth on our airwaves to let those advertisers know. Just google PTC.

AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT

Personally, I would never use this app. I buy what I think is the best product, in the most convenient way, at the best price, not caring who makes it, where its made, or how much people are paid to make it. Someone, somewhere, makes money from my purchases, so someone always benefits. But who they are is not important to me.

I used to buy only American-made cars, but I learned that Honda makes better cars than American-made cars, so I now own a Honda. I own Apple computers because I like how they look, work and stay dependable for years. So I don't care where they are made; just that they look good, operate well, and stand the test of time.

In my view, if everyone had this same attitude, everyone in the world would benefit by becoming more interdependent and "speaking the same language" of economics. Forgive me if I say that it might even lead to world peace.

annewandering
oakley, idaho

AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT
Personally, I would never use this app. I buy what I think is the best product, in the most convenient way, at the best price, not caring who makes it, where its made, or how much people are paid to make it. Someone, somewhere, makes money from my purchases, so someone always benefits. But who they are is not important to me.

Interesting philosophy which fits right in with the owners of places like the factories in Bangladesh that have killed thousands of workers lately due to unsafe conditions. It is things like this that we can boycott and force companies to correct their way of doing business. I think the app is a great idea and would be happy to use it.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

I think it is a great idea.... being informed is always better.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Technology-enabled fascism...

Welcome to the Brave New World!

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

I suppose one could look at this as fascism or one could look at this as technologically-enhanced democracy. Such an app gives greater voice to the people by allowing them to express their political views/values more easily.

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