Scott Shackford on 5 Ineffective Boycotts

Why do people not not buy what others tell them to not buy?



Pretty much any major company or corporation has been the subject of somebody's call for a boycott at some point, whether for political involvement, moral stands, or labor practices. As the recent consumer activity surrounding Chick-fil-A shows, boycotts are not often effective tools in today's civil rights movements. Scott Shackford takes a look at 5 recent boycotts that lacked bite.