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Helps make sure money you spend doesn't enrich "bad" corporations.

9:16 pm on May 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe barcodes to check whether conservative billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch were behind a product on the shelves.

As the article mentions, the app ("Buycott"), goes further than Koch Industries, Monsanto, and in-general asks the question ---

Have you ever wondered whether the money you spend ends up funding causes you oppose?

A buycott is the opposite of a boycott. Buycott helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so that it reflects your principles.

9:22 pm on May 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

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haha, although i've found most people to be hypocrites when it comes to it.

... for example: everyone is disgusted by the way chickens are kept, yet they are happy to buy cheap chicken to eat. (applies to all meat)

... most people think slave labour type conditions are totally wrong for workers, yet they are happy to buy cheap clothes and other goods from the far east.

and let's not get political regarding where the oil you use is purchased and who it helps to fund!