posted on Jun, 29 2007 @ 09:43 PM
I hate the word consumer and the concept behind it. I am so much more than a buying machine.
I made a personal decision years ago to only buy, whenever possible, from only local merchants, and that I am more than willing to pay more to do so.
I doesn't always work out that way, but I make the effort. I don't care if its food, clothing, books ,music, gardening supplies; I will go to Mom
and Pop first before I consider darkening the door at malwart or any of those other big box community killers. And, I feel the same way about radio,
print and television; unfortunately that is becoming harder and harder to do each day which is perhaps why I like the idea of more diversity of
ownership... the math is simple...
The more concentrated the source for a service, the less we have to choose from.
The more divers the source for a service, the more we have to chose from.