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Organised economic disincentive to commercial exploitation


THIS IS A SHORT ARTICLE ON SOMETHING THAT I BELIEVE IS A VERY EFFECTIVE METHOD TO COUNTER COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION

In our present corporatised society much of the social and environmental injustices of today are a direct result of commercial interests.

Therefore, perhaps the most effective tool we have to prevent exploitation is to reduce the commercial incentive of doing a certain action.

Increasingly companies hide behind other companies and corrupted politicians receive bribes through either subsidiary organisations or downstream beneficiaries. These connections can be exposed through a little systematic research.
System for international reactivism and prevention
For any campaign to generate sufficient consumer boycott/buycott activity there must be clarity in the following order:
– How does this issue affect me?

How does the issue affect me
– Who does it benefit?
– What are the related companies?
– Who is being influenced / needs to be influenced?
Who influenced
– What we learn from international examples
– What can I do about it?

This is a mindmap that does just that and I believe could be web enabled to be a very effective tool for collaborative research, raising awareness, impressing the need for action, identifying how simple everyday choices can be tailored to support or provide a commercial disincentive to influence corporate and political behavior.

A couple of successful examples:
– Bolivia’s water reclamation
– Roll international backed down on animal testing once their supermarket distributors were put under threat of boycott.

Get in touch if you would like a copy of the mindmap.  Idealy it would be developed as a generic online tool which allows the following functions:

And includes a counter of actions, donations and comments per issue to keep people motivated.

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