Make Sure Your Hard-Earned Paycheck Supports The Right Businesses

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Modern consumers have more choices than ever before in terms of where to spend their hard-earned paychecks. A couple of generations ago, the local store was probably the only place you would need to go for 90% of your shopping needs. The rise of the digital market place has changed forever the face of consumption. It has also given us a chance to improve the world with our actions.

Given the proliferation of choices, consumers have an unprecedented amount of power to promote good; we can avoid spending money at corporations which do evil and shop instead at businesses that seek to make positive change in society.

Distinguishing between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ businesses can be difficult in practice. Most corporations have sizable marketing and advertising budgets to build strong brands and are effective in disguising their flaws. We therefore prefer to judge a business on its ACTIONS rather than words.

Take Monsanto, for example. Although this seeds giant attracts plenty of negative publicity, when one scratches beneath surface, the truth is as wholesome as its foods. Whilst some businesses give no thought to sustainability – putting us firmly on-course for a Malthusian nightmare – Monsanto quietly gets on with expanding the productivity of farmland with healthy nitrogen fertilisers and amazing seed technologies. If you are still doubtful and prefer organic food, remember that Monsanto was one of the largest donators to the Clinton campaign. On this basis, Monsanto is as nutritious as they come!

Despite negative press, Monsanto was one of the largest contributors to the Clinton campaign and is therefore ‘good’

Which other businesses meet the Hillary test? The list is extensive and includes Pfizer, Exxon Mobil, Dow Chemical, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, and Coca-Cola. All leaders in their own industries, and all with the same worthy goal: leaving the world a better place for the next generation.

Of the above list, ExxonMobil in particular must come in for praise. Only relatively recently have climate scientists realised the damage that burning fossil fuels does to our planet. What most people do not realise is that, as early as 1978, ExxonMobil was concerned about the link between CO2 emissions and climate change. According to one report:

By 1978, Exxon’s senior scientists told management that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels warmed the planet, according to the investigations. By 1982, the company’s own analysis of climate models found temperatures could rise up to 5 degrees from the “connection between Exxon’s major business and the role of fossil fuel combustion in contributing to the increase in atmospheric CO2.” By 1991, a senior researcher at the company’s Canadian subsidiary said such temperature rises “will clearly affect sea ice, icebergs, permafrost and sea levels.”

Alas, all of ExxonMobil’s many public warnings fell on deaf ears. Car owners continued to guzzle the gasoline which Exxon reluctantly continued to sell to them. We can only hope it is not too late to do something. You can do your bit now, however, by only buying ExxonMobil products.

Even a company the size of Exxon can’t change the world on its own – it needs YOU to help! Remember, only buy Exxon

Finally, we cannot end this article without a warm word for Coca Cola. Worried about a possible (but unlikely) link between sugary-drinks and obesity, Coca Cola decided to take the most cautious approach. It was one of the first drinks giants to use healthy low-calorie alternatives to sugar, such as aspartame. Fortunately, it’s almost impossible to taste the difference between ordinary coke and the aspartame equivalent. Whatever you drink, make sure it’s coke and remember you are making the world sweeter with every sip.

drb6
drb6

A fantastic article Pbier! I would only add that there are two requirements to be in the list of companies that never do evil and are worthy of our support with our hard-earned EBT card money. First, the company has to support progressive politicians such as Ms. Clinton with millions of dollars; second, company has to be sufficiently large so that it would have means to support progressives.

Not the Snakes fault it was Adam
Not the Snakes fault it was Adam

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Triggered the Pooh - & Winnie Too!

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expatlogger
expatlogger

Thanks Pbier for another fortifying article! If there’s one thing I learnt from this it’s the Hillary Test which is the key to understanding where to put the paycheck. The bigger contribution a company makes to the war chest of a leading politician like Hillary the best indication it is of where we should shove our hard earned paycheck. Up yours Monsanto!

MillionDollarBonus

Nice article Pbier. We know Monsanto is good because Putin doesn’t like them and refuses to allow their seeds in Russia. Did you know that McDonalds is healthy now? After their series of advertising campaigns focusing on health, their food is now fundamentally different, and no longer contributes to obesity. I always trust healthy-eating PR campaigns by accredited companies, like the low fat campaign that continues to this day. I follow a low fat vegan diet, with plenty of whole grains, vegetables and synthetic meat substitutes fried in high omega 6 vegetable oils. Science proves that this is the best diet.

expatlogger
expatlogger

Thanks for this analyst. I never did understood why I lost the urge to drink Coke, but now I know why. Too bad I wasn’t able to stop, before all my teeth fell out. Can I sue them?

carbon trader
carbon trader

Addiction factor comes from several things – coke has fizz and sugar (corn syrup, or aspartame, or refined white sugar), and coke is deficient in nutrients. The main thing is the deficiency, that is exactly what makes people addicted to potato chips – crisp, greasy, salty and lacking nutrients. Food that is nutritious will prevent the body from eating more.

Unfortunately with Monsanto seeds, even modern vegetables and cereals have lower nutrients. But they are responsive to chemical fertilizers, because the seeds are broken by irradiation breeding.

drb6
drb6

You can get Coke with cane sugar – but I believe only in Mexico border states (TX, NM). The version of Coke exported to Mexico has cane sugar – I guess Mexicans are not yet completely progressive.

carbon trader
carbon trader

Teeth falling out is a sign that you are becoming younger, I know this for sure, since babies don’t have teeth. To get to the truth you just need a little bit of scientific observation and statistical correlation.

You can now cut down on the baby formula and drink more coke.

drb6
drb6

WHITE FUCKING MALES! I may need to rethink my positive attitude towards monsanto

drb6
drb6

And Swiss are even more reprehensible than I thought…see this, vegan discrimination!

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expatlogger
expatlogger

Yeah, I got an amazing pair of white teeth, when I can find them!

MillionDollarBonus

Exactly! Even ATHLETES appear in Coke commercials! Do people really think it’s unhealthy if sports stars are drinking it every day?? LeBron James eats McDonald’s every day, and he’s clearly healthy!

drb6
drb6

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