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.
Technology-enabled fascism...Welcome to the Brave New World!
I think it is a great idea.... being informed is always better.
AlanSuttonSalt Lake City, UTPersonally, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
.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