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Corporate malfeasance comes in many forms, some of them downright annoying. We want to know what’s bugging you, the conscious consumer. What kinds of pointless, perplexing, or perturbing company policies or products leave you scratching your head? We’re looking for examples of hype, hypocrisy, greenwashing, and just plain bad business. Tell us a specific company or product that deserves to be called out, and if we select it, we’ll try to squeeze a satisfactory answer out of the corporate flacks so you don’t have to. We’ll tell you what we find in an upcoming issue of Mother Jones, plus send you Mother Jones swag.

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And the truth is, going into the final 4 days of the year we still needed to raise $TK to hit our $350,000 goal and start 2021 on track. It's nerve-wracking, wondering if the big spike we normally see at the end of December is going to be another thing that doesn't go as planned in 2020, or worse, if, now that Donald Trump is set to leave the White House (for longer than a taxpayer-funded golf trip to a property he owns), folks might be pulling back from fighting for the truth and a democracy and think the hard work is done.

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