Penny for the Guy?

Posted in News, Rant on February 26th, 2012 by Dr. Warthan
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I have become philosophically opposed to certain multi-billion-dollar corporations. These corporations collect big data about everyone so as to turn their customers into a product. The means used in that data collection are unethical. Further, there are many other issues equally unethical, and too numerous to detail here. Consequently, I have permanently dismissed my advertisers as all of them use the advertising networks provided by these corporations. I will no longer cooperate with these unprincipled entities to the best of my ability.  Though my lack of certain skills and abilities force me to buy food and products from some of them, I can still resist.

All of this I am currently doing:

  • I will work for ethical organizations.
  • I will no longer advertise and make money from this website.
  • When I do buy from corporations, I will prefer the ones who have the best ethics.
  • I will prefer local small businesses.
  • I will not break the law or do anything unethical in retaliation.
  • I will continue to find new ways to resist.

I’ve got a few reasons why and some history lessons behind my motivations.  If you’d like to learn more, then continue reading.

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