The Friday after Thanksgiving or ”Black Friday“ is reserved by global corporations for whipping Americans into a frenzy of over-consumption. Millions camp out and line up for hours hoping for bargains. Most end up buying things they don’t need at prices they can’t afford.
Save big today. Don’t buy a single thing. If you want to spend something, spend the day with friends and family. Spend time at the library; borrow a book and spend time reading it. Spend time making something. You’re not what you buy. You’re not a “consumer.” You’re a human being.
“Buy Nothing Day: #OCCUPYXMAS,” AdBusters
“Buy Nothing Day,” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Black Friday: Who has money to spend when the economy is in the dumps?” Anastasia Christman, The Christian Science Monitor via Alaska Dispatch
“5 Reasons to Skip Black Friday Sales,” Kimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report
“The Limits of Black Friday and Cyber Monday,” John Jannarone, Wall Street Journal
“Just A Holiday Reminder: Black Friday Sales Are Utterly Meaningless,” Charles Hugh Smith, Business Insider
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