Posted by janey, Thu Sep-14-00 07:20 AM
I think you're right -- it's a really good policy to know the practices of any commercial establishment that you support with your money. This is as true as saying, "It's a good idea to know the agenda of the person you're going to vote for."
Every day, there are more and more socially conscious ways of spending our money and investing our money. I just read the other day that there are four different mutual funds that invest in a method that meets the standards of the Koran -- so, Muslim mutual funds -- which have a total of $49 million invested in them. This shouldn't have been a surprise to me, but it was. Every time another person raises his or her standards or integrity, the business world has to raise its standards just that much more. Every person does make a difference.