27 Nov '13, 1pm

This is your annual reminder that Black Friday doesn't have to exist

This is your annual reminder that Black Friday doesn't have to exist

“Today, humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet.” Fawzi Ibrahim Black Friday is just around the corner on November 29, but I won’t be shopping. Black Friday strikes me as a singularly awful idea – and not only because I’ve become accustomed to small-town life and have neither patience for lineups nor a desire to fight for parking spots. I don’t like what Black Friday does to people , when corporate greed brings out the worst of human behavior, nor do I support the idea of buying unnecessary stuff just because it’s cheap. I think that we as a society need to move toward buying less and higher quality items, and so much about Black Friday challenges that philosophy. One clever alternative to Black Friday’s excesses is Buy Nothing Day 2013 , which has been organized and promoted for years by Adbusters , a co...

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