Many People Are Now Celebrating “Buy Nothing Day” Instead Of “Black Friday”

Many People Are Now Celebrating “Buy Nothing Day” Instead Of “Black Friday” By John Vibes Each year in the United States, millions of people participate in a mass ritual in consumerism that has come to be known as Black Friday. Less than 24 hours after people claim to contemplate on what they are thankful for, many of them engage in battle with their neighbors over discounted plastic or electronic goods. As the years go on, the scenes at Black Friday sales have become increasingly chaotic and violent, with deaths and…

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How to Put Your Money Where Your Morals Are

How to Put Your Money Where Your Morals Are By Laura Williams Several Christmases ago, I stopped buying NCAA-branded gifts for my football fanatic in-laws, because the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes is abysmal. Recent reports that some college sportswear is being made with the forced labor of Muslim-Chinese ‘Uyghurs’ may convince more shoppers to boycott. Our beliefs and our behaviors dictate our buying decisions at least as much as our desires. Or they should, if we’re paying attention. When you spend an extra $2 or $5 on hormone-free, free-range eggs,…

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