Boycotting is Stupid

Seems like some Republicans are boycotting a pizzeria in Florida because the owner likes — and bear hugged — President Obama.

This is stupid. Just as as stupid as boycotting Chick-Fil-A.

As I said in that post:

First, the economic argument: winnowing down potential merchants to trade with because of their politics is only likely to make you poorer. Sure, you might feel better, knowing you are not supporting people whose views differ from yours, but are you making yourself better off? No.

Restricting with whom you will trade for arbitrary reasons limits your choices and potentially closes off ones that will make you a better deal. This is stupid, and you’ll probably only be poorer because of it. If you want to live your life at  an Organic Co-op in Vermont and never shave or bathe with shampoo tested on animals, by all means, be my guest.

It applies equally here. Don’t be stupid, and don’t be a hypocrite — that applies equally to conservatives and liberals.

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