November 27, 2009

When Black Friday Comes

Today is Black Friday.

But for me, today is No-consumption Day — the day I refuse to spend money.

My only nod to this orgy of consumption is that I’ll check CNN this morning to see how many people have been shot or trampled to death.

4 Responses

  1. It seems to be quite trendy to be anti-consumerist. If we buy less, businesses produce less, more employees lose their jobs, those people buy less, more businesses produce less, ad infinitum. It’s a vicious cycle that only keeps this recession going. I’m not advocating purchasing things you don’t need with money you don’t have, but using your money to buy the things you want is how the economy works.

  2. acline 

    Jeffrey… Tomorrow I go back to spending money 🙂

  3. Tim 
  4. acline 

    Interesting info, Tim.