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Black Friday: News Articles about Early Openings Miss the Point

22 Nov

Read the full story in Triple Pundit.

Nevertheless, with all the buzz over which retailer opens at what time, we need to remember that opening stores on Thanksgiving isn’t the problem, but only one indication of the problem. The real problem is the unsustainable culture of consumption where we “are being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about,” as economist Tim Jackson explains.

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