'BuyPartisan:' Free New App Available
If you're interested in "voting with your wallet" or simply interested in knowing about the political leanings of the company that produces the grocery products you buy, you may be interested in this new app available for smartphones.
The app, BuyPartisan, is a free product that reveals where a product's company gives its political contributions just by scanning the bar code on the product.
The app was developed by Matt Colbert, a former congressional staffer, from publicly available data compiled by non-profit groups the Sunlight Foundation, the Center for Responsive Politics and the Institute for State Money in Politics.
A different, but perhaps just as useful, way to use this app would be to glean information for potential investments based on what is revealed. I'll have to admit -- I didn't think of this use myself, but a friend who buys and trades on the stock market advised me that's part of how he would use what he learns from BuyPartisan.
Resources: www.billmoyers.com "Do You Know Which Politicians Benefit From Your Grocery Dollars?"
www.cbsnews.com "BuyPartisan App Scans Barcodes and Shows Political Contributions of Company"
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