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Nov 25/26th escape the mayhem and unease of the biggest shopping day in North America and put the brakes on rabid consumerism for 24 hours.

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BM

Uh these people at Adbusters haven't got one billboard in my town, so how would willingly coming to the website and checking it out turn me into a lemming/make me a zombie/whatever? Are you a zombie because you came here and posted today? No. You can still leave. You probably have been out doing other things. Were you not using your brain when you posted? Are you using it now? How do I know? How do you know?

BM

Uh these people at Adbusters haven't got one billboard in my town, so how would willingly coming to the website and checking it out turn me into a lemming/make me a zombie/whatever? Are you a zombie because you came here and posted today? No. You can still leave. You probably have been out doing other things. Were you not using your brain when you posted? Are you using it now? How do I know? How do you know?

Anonymous

Sooo...the key to helping the economy is to bring it to a standstill? And seriously, the people protesting the estimated 350 million Americans going shopping today.....you aren't the 99% in that aspect.
Sure, live frugally, don't spend wastefully, but "not buying anything for a single day while buying things the rest of the year", what is that supposed to accomplish?

Anonymous

Sooo...the key to helping the economy is to bring it to a standstill? And seriously, the people protesting the estimated 350 million Americans going shopping today.....you aren't the 99% in that aspect.
Sure, live frugally, don't spend wastefully, but "not buying anything for a single day while buying things the rest of the year", what is that supposed to accomplish?

Anonymous

There is at least a possible contradiction between wanting jobs for the 99% and urging people not to consume. But there does not have to be if we think of buy nothing as being about consumers shifting the composition of their consumption. So stop buying waffle makers and start buying yoga lessons, or whatever. Let's get back to full employment by shifting jobs from the production of environmentally destructive useless goods to sustainable and life enriching goods and services. Something like that.

Anonymous

There is at least a possible contradiction between wanting jobs for the 99% and urging people not to consume. But there does not have to be if we think of buy nothing as being about consumers shifting the composition of their consumption. So stop buying waffle makers and start buying yoga lessons, or whatever. Let's get back to full employment by shifting jobs from the production of environmentally destructive useless goods to sustainable and life enriching goods and services. Something like that.

Anonymous

Of course,

We can vote with our role as participants in this economic structure.

Avoid supporting the corporate commercial culture and vote by supporting a SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY:
* Local products (cuts down on transportation costs)
* Products of local artisans and craftsman (cottage industries of producers of real products made by hand)
* Organic local food and produce (support local farmers and producers of real food, not factory farmed nutritionally bankrupt food of the mega multi national food conglomerates)
* Start making products that you can sell or trade / barter with others!

Anonymous

Of course,

We can vote with our role as participants in this economic structure.

Avoid supporting the corporate commercial culture and vote by supporting a SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY:
* Local products (cuts down on transportation costs)
* Products of local artisans and craftsman (cottage industries of producers of real products made by hand)
* Organic local food and produce (support local farmers and producers of real food, not factory farmed nutritionally bankrupt food of the mega multi national food conglomerates)
* Start making products that you can sell or trade / barter with others!

Anonymous

This makes a lot more sense than "buying nothing".

If it's the big corporations you want to send the message to, then don't hurt the small, local independent business owners by not buying anything.

I'm thankful this "Buy Nothing Day" has never been terribly successful. Being that the economy is generally based on speculation (which I am not saying is the right way to do things, but it's just the way it is), trying to shrink the amount of money spent on the largest shopping day of the year isn't going to do anything other than send the economy into more turmoil.

Keeping your money in your pocket is the same thing the banks are doing that is hurting us all.

Buying things means people get to keep their jobs. Isn't that what OWS wants? More jobs? And Adbusters thinks that slowing down the economy is going to make new jobs?

If nobody spends, then nobody earns, which means NOBODY WINS.

Anonymous

This makes a lot more sense than "buying nothing".

If it's the big corporations you want to send the message to, then don't hurt the small, local independent business owners by not buying anything.

I'm thankful this "Buy Nothing Day" has never been terribly successful. Being that the economy is generally based on speculation (which I am not saying is the right way to do things, but it's just the way it is), trying to shrink the amount of money spent on the largest shopping day of the year isn't going to do anything other than send the economy into more turmoil.

Keeping your money in your pocket is the same thing the banks are doing that is hurting us all.

Buying things means people get to keep their jobs. Isn't that what OWS wants? More jobs? And Adbusters thinks that slowing down the economy is going to make new jobs?

If nobody spends, then nobody earns, which means NOBODY WINS.

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