The customer is always right - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 12.07.11 | 00:03 (IDT)

    The notion that a company subjected to a boycott is damaged by the boycott implies that the people boycotting the company are obligated to do business with that company. In reality the company's customers always have the right to choose not to do business with the company. A company has no right to expect to sell its product to the customers, it can only provide the customers with the opportunity of buying the product. Banning boycotts is a huge violation of the free market and the customer's right to choose. You might as well say that combustion engines should be banned because they hurt the steam engine industry.

    from the article: Israel passes law banning calls for boycott
    First published 23:05 11.07.11 | Last updated 23:05 11.07.11
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