27 May 2010

Arizona Boycott, Pt II

Space for Commerce | Bryan Dunbar | Other fine imports include Guinness and the Dropkick Murphys

Boycotts are awesome. A very American [1] institution. Economic freedom rocks!

Until the boycotted fire back. Arizona Corporation Commission member Gary Pierce to the City of Los Angeles
If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation.

I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.
I bet Los Angeles would miss 25% of it's electric power waaay more than Arizona will miss the revenue Los Angeles sends to Arizona.

[1] Yes, the boycott was invented in Ireland. So what?
Hahaha.  Follow through, LA. Go ahead.  What is the ratio of people who publicly threaten boycotts to those who actually follow through?  Anyone have any research on this?

(Can we rightly consider the Dropkicks an import?  I think they might be closer to an importer than an import themselves, being Bostonians originally.  Van Morrison, he's an import.)

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