A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality – and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing – it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street.
The way in which this country has sided with the City of London against British manufacturing since the 1950s has had very serious implications with the economy of this country. You’ve actually screwed industry in order to keep financiers happy. Any sensible person right now would join an anti-capitalist organisation.
Participatory democracy (Spain 1936-38) was a “strange and valuable” experience where one could “breathe the air of equality” and where normal human motives like snobbishness, greed, and fear of authority had ceased to exist.
Driving sustainable businesses via consumer pressure
Ethical consumerism is about more than life-style choices - it is also about challenging corporate power and improving government regulation. It's about being an activist at the checkout but also in the home, the work place and the community.