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Embargoes vs. boycotts

This Magazine Staff

Something funny I found tonight: it seems while leftists are criticized by the right for pointless boycotts of corporate baddies such as Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, the cons are engaging in their own consumer activism by organizing “embargoes” such as this one against Wells Fargo bank. Its transgression? Giving mortgages and banking services to illegal immigrants! For shame. If I was an American I’d almost be tempted march down to my local Wells Fargo and open an account, just for that. Meanwhile, can continue with its hypocritical farce.

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