posted by King Minos in Money / Career

Ex- Ad Man: NO Xmas Shopping!

December 22, 2012

“As our planet gets warmer, as animals go extinct, as the humans get sicker, as our economies bail and our politicians grow ever more twisted,” Americans just go shopping, Adbusters says on its Web site. Overconsumption is destroying us, yet shopping is “our solace, our sedative: consumerism is the opiate of the masses.”


Problem: Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. economy is dependent on consumer spending. Is it really safe for consumers to boycott consumption? I am remember a former Fed member who went on record urging citizens to "Go out and buy an SUV!"

Don't get me wrong, there is something nice about being told we must go out and spend lot's of money! Perhaps this is why some people choose to run for Congress or the Presidency!

Replies- Please Read The Terms of Service Before Posting:


Find us on Facebook & Twitter

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter


  • Jim

    No cartoons on racism

    As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more

  • Andrew

    Blog: Freaks, Geeks and Ghostbusters

    Summary:  It was an interesting weekend to be a movie fan. It was an interesting weekend to be a movie fan. read more

see more blogs