I find the latest brouhaha about Starbucks rather overblown. If Starbucks wants to be openly political by support same sex marriage, that it is its privilege1. If this provokes a backlash or boycott, that’s certainly not forbidden either. I actually agree with the Starbucks CEO when a complaint about this was made at the stock holders meeting, when the CEO said “If you don’t like it, sell your shares”. Exactly so.
However I have no expectation of any MAList maintaining this appreciation of free markets when the political shoe is on the other foot.
1 Although I think it’s stupid for a corporate to get involved in such a specific and divisive issue, I can hardly say it’s forbidden.