25 Nov '11, 3pm

Dot Earth Blog: The Ad Man Behind Occupy Wall Street, and 'Buy Nothing Day'

There’s a fascinating article in the New Yorker by Mattathias Schwartz that is largely about Kalle Lasn, a rogue retired marketing consultant I interviewed just before Thanksgiving, 2007 — the first year of this blog — about his “Buy Nothing Day” campaign. Schwartz’s article charts how Lasn and a colleague at his Adbusters magazine, devoted to ending the consumer culture that Lasn once helped fuel, created the phrase “Occupy Wall Street ” and set the date. Social networks, linking people energized by a variegated array of frustrations, did the rest. As readers here already know, I have nothing against protest, although I’m less a fan of sit-ins than do -ins . While I wrote about Buy Nothing Day in 2007, I followed up by proposing Make Something Day . (Personally, I’d rather see young people occupy Wall Street and related institutions from within .) Below you can read a ful...

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There’s a fascinating article in the New Yorker by Mattathias Schwartz that is largely about Kalle Lasn, a rogue retired m...

The Ad Man Behind Occupy Wall Street, and 'Buy ...

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There’s a fascinating article in the New Yorker by Mattathias Schwartz that is largely about Kalle Lasn, a rogue retired m...

The Ad Man Behind Occupy Wall Street, and 'Buy ...

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There’s a fascinating article in the New Yorker by Mattathias Schwartz that is largely about Kalle Lasn, a rogue retired m...

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