Some Boycotts Are More Effective Than Others

There sure have been lots of stories on boycotts recently.  President Donald Trump made the news in a big way a couple of weeks ago when he called for a boycott of Goodyear Tires because their workplace policies forbid the wearing of MAGA (or any other political) hats.

Boycotts have been hitting Hobby Lobby ever since they claimed religious freedom as a basis on which to deny women’s reproductive products and services as part of their workers’ healthcare coverage.  Now, public outrage against the company is even more strident as they have begun to offer for sale a lighted pro-Trump display for customers’ front yards.

Chick-Fil-A got pummeled for its contributions to anti-LBGTQ groups, causing the full-on failure of a new store in London.  Imagine that you ponied up a few hundred thousand dollars for a franchise, and, because of the bigotry of your franchiser, you couldn’t even open your doors because of the public outcry.

OK, now, how terrified do you think Atlantic Magazine is of the boycott that is ensuing due to its reporting of Trump’s reference to the U.S. military as “suckers” and “losers?”  I’m guessing their not exactly quaking in their boots.