The shop-till-you-drop tendencies of America's consumer society have lately been checked by an activist counterimpulse: a decision not to buy, patronize or otherwise reward. The reasons for nonspending vary, as do the targets. A checklist of some of them:
Chicago's Operation PUSH wants people not to buy this brand of sports shoes. PUSH demands that Nike put an African American on its board, subject to PUSH approval. Nike spokesman superstar Michael Jordan is disavowing the boycott.
Homosexual-rights groups have launched a no-suds campaign to protest a contribution by Miller's parent company, Philip Morris, to the re-election campaign of...