Maybe not the best title, but it's something that's on my mind. I heard a story on NPR last week, regarding Lululemon - they have the quote "Who is John Galt?" on their retail bag, a quote that's from "Atlas Shrugged."
If you buy apparel from Lululemon, it's pretty likely you're familiar with tree pose, warrior one or downward facing dog. The retailer sells high-end, stretchy yoga clothes for those yogis wanting to make a fashion statement and Lululemon seems to be hoping that, in the midst of savasana or meditation, some yoga practitioners will ask themselves this question. Who is John Galt?
That question is on shopping bags that Lululemon recently started to give out and it's got some of the company's core customers up in arms, vowing never to shop there again.
Personally, there are some places I avoid - Chick-fil-a and their ridiculously delicious Jesus-filled-chicken sammich being at the top of that list. As much as I love that sandwich, I just can't bring myself to give money to them, knowing their corporate climate regarding equal rights and diversity - and knowing that they are big-time donors to some ultra-conservative groups (Focus on the Family).
Does this kind of thing matter to y'all? Beyond a business being local or sourcing locally or doing many of the other things that seem to be important to folks, does it matter who owns the business, and what they choose to support?