Comment 35491

By geoff's two cents (anonymous) | Posted November 15, 2009 at 20:21:08

I should add that I'm surprised at the uproar a single Starbucks in Hamilton can cause. Given the utter saturation of the city with Tim Hortons locations, it seems that people opposing Starbucks merely for its being a large coffee corporation are behaving just a tad hypocritically. It would make more sense to oppose the existence of large corporations wholesale. Then again, I wonder what kind of toothpaste people who rail against corporate hegemony use - I doubt they make their own from wild herbs gathered in the forest.

For me, it makes more sense to encourage corporate enviro-ethical *responsibility*, in which case we should be encouraging Starbucks to move in on Tim Hortons territory - at least with the former, there are occasional overtures towards fair trade and organic products.

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