Metroid wrote:Is my boycotting Wal-Mart working? Uhh no not in the least
Your Wal-Mart is my Exxon.
As to organized boycotts, sure, they can work if the group boycotting is large enough, or if the company is scared of the bad press. How many stories have we heard about potential boycotts where the company changed its policy or met the demands asked of it simply to avoid a boycott and/or the bad press? I've heard several stories like that in the last few years.
On the other hand, it also depends on "what" is being boycotted and who's running the company in question. Some companies will stick to their guns regardless of the cost/consequences, and some will gamble that the group doing the boycotting won't be large enough to do any damage.
Lots of variables involved, so specifics are what determine if a boycott would be successful or not.
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