Monday, November 03, 2008

Capitalism and Tolerance

Zazzle dot com illustrates quite vividly the tolerance in capitalist societies. The successful businessman has to serve the needs of his customers, even when their religions or ideologies are in conflict. I first noticed this principle when I was in South Africa; almost all of the restaurants advertise their Halal status (which is certified by a third party). Why? Because some 70% of the world's Muslims would not eat there otherwise. That is simply a market-share businesses cannot afford to lose.

So scroll down the sidebar at Zazzle. Do you support the Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, or Greens? Is gay marriage poor policy or A-OK? Would you prefer to win in Iraq or bring the troops home? Pro-choice or Pro-life? The folks at Zazzle don't care. They will be providing you with a nifty t-shirt regardless of your political views. For a fee of course.

As for me, I might be picking this one up.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Personally, I think this one suits you better.