On the comments about Alex’s book, Leo said that I was being too radical (no pun) in saying that I would never visit Cuba under Fidel. He even compared me to communists that don’t go to Disneyland just because it would help the US.
Well, I think those communists are right!
People complain that capitalism is amoral, that the market rules ignore human relations, etc, etc. It might be so for people who just go with the flow. But not me.
I am always looking at the country of origin for products I buy. I intentionally bought Israeli wine during the last war (I usually buy Australian wine too). I could have chosen to go to Europe but instead I visited Japan.
Of course there are limits and in a global market products are very integrated. But there is still choice.
I will never visit Cuba, Venezuela, Iran or any other country that I feel shouldn’t benefit from my money. Of course it’s a small thing to do, but so is voting.
Why would I not care where I spend my money?