Partisan Grocery Shopping
Current Events, Divisiveness, Fanaticism, Technology
Jim Treacher reports that thanks to Matthew Colbert: “Now You Can Bring The Stifling Joylessness Of Modern Political Life To The Grocery Store.”
Are you worried that at some point in your day, you might unknowingly make a personal decision untainted by any political considerations whatsoever? Afraid that a single penny of your hard-earned money* might go toward someone who doesnâ€™t share your views of the world?
Great news! Colby Itkowitz, WaPo:
Enter Matthew Colbert, a former campaign and Hill staffer, who has built a new app for smartphones that allows users to scan the barcode of products in the grocery store and immediately find out what political party the company and its employees supportâ€¦
The app, based on data from Center for Responsive Politics, the Sunlight Foundation and the Institute for State Money in Politics, is the first rollout from Colbertâ€™s new company, â€œSpend consciously.â€ Itâ€™s [sic] tagline: â€œWouldnâ€™t it be great if you could spend how you believed?â€
The goal of the company, he said, is make â€œevery day Election Dayâ€ through â€œspending choices.â€
Itâ€™s called Buypartisan. Get it?
Read the whole thing.
Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds.