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,” AdBusters
“Buy Nothing Day,” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“The Dirty Secret of Black Friday ‘Discounts,’” Suzanne Kapner, Wall Street Journal
“Black Friday: 5 reasons to skip the madness,” Erik Sherman, CBS Money Watch
“Holiday shopping mayhem and misadventures across the U.S,” AP vis St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Everything You Know About Black Friday is Wrong, Amy Merrick, The New Yorker
“Why Black Friday Doesn’t Matter,” Danielle Kurtzleben, U.S. News & World Report
“Holiday sales are a dirty lie,” Lydia DePillis, Washington Post blog
“The Economic Case for Ignoring Black Friday,” Matthew O’Brien, The Atlantic
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