So, are you in favour of giant corporations and their interests? Or do the ethics of certain supermarkets and other firms get to you?
Personally, I'm averse to Nestle, with their aggressive marketing tactics in Africa, and more recently to Coca Cola, whose unethical practices have turned me off. I shop at Asda (they're a British company, but Wal*Mart recently bought them), but I realise that boycotting them might be ideal. Wal*Mart is known for treating its employees like shit. However, I don't have a problem with Tesco. For those of you of a British persuasion, you will have heard of this giant supermarket chain. And they've gone global. My friend told me he went to Thailand not too long ago and came across "Tesco Lotus". I found this hilarious. Anyway, they are, on the whole, an ethical company. Those cynics who talk about how they want to take over the world with their Orwellian marketing techniques and customer services I laugh at. Business is business. Tesco is powerful, but only because people buy from them. Supply and demand is a two-way, democratic system, despite what people might say. It relies on good relations between individuals. Of course, they say they have customers in mind, but in reality, they're just interested in company profits. Nonetheless, what is inherently wrong with that? If they deliver, and deliver well, while maintaining social responsibility, there is no problem.