Thursday, November 24, 2011

11/25: Buy Nothing Day

* Buy Nothing Day *
at any location

It's kinda funny, but the people that inspired Occupy Wall Street/Boston/Oakland/etc have been advocating "Buy Nothing Day" for 20 years.

Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about a bunch of radical Canadians pushing the socio-economic agenda. On the other hand, someone has to do it.

It's not about spending less than $10, but there's no need to engage in an orgy of conspicuous consumerism even if there is a really cheap TV.

Perhaps we don't stop the behemoth of big-box retail stores that force jobs out of the US. Maybe if a few less people refuse to play their game this year, more people will do it next year -- and so on...

Some may say this is anti-American.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however we should think about the Americans that operate independent businesses and live in our neighborhoods.

I want to support those people as much as I can.

And buy their stuff on Sunday...

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