The politics of brand names

Do the public stances of a business and its owners affect whether you’ll buy their product?

John I. Carney

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A collage of two images — on the left, a jar of Penzeys Spices’ Fox Point Seasoning, and on the right, a jar of The Spice House’s Lake Shore Drive seasoning.

Years ago, a family member introduced me to Penzeys Spices, out of Wisconsin, a mail order business (they have some retail locations as well, but none near me) selling all sorts of individual spices, specialty spice blends, gift boxes, and so on. I loved their…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike