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How Capitalism Stole Christmas (And Killed the Planet Along the Way)

How Capitalism Stole Christmas (And Killed the Planet Along the Way)

The holiday season is upon us and with it, a deluge of new tech, trinkets, and advertisements convincing us to indulge. But of course this torrent of consumption is nothing new, especially in the free-market capitalist consumerist nation of the United States. Every year, the holiday shopping season, spanning across November and December, sees massive […]

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    How Capitalism Stole Christmas (And Killed the Planet Along the Way)

    How Capitalism Stole Christmas (And Killed the Planet Along the Way)

    The holiday season is upon us and with it, a deluge of new tech, trinkets, and advertisements convincing us to indulge. But of course this torrent of consumption is nothing new, especially in the free-market capitalist consumerist nation of the United States. Every year, the holiday shopping season, spanning across November and December, sees massive […]

    French Lawmakers, Activists Want to Ban Black Friday

    French Lawmakers, Activists Want to Ban Black Friday

    Despite its association with the U.S. holiday Thanksgiving, Black Friday has spread to shoppers and stores around the world. Now, some French lawmakers are trying to stop that. A French legislative committee passed an amendment Monday that would ban the shopping day because it encourages “resource waste” and “overconsumption,” The Associated Press reported. The amendment […]

    REI Urges Customers to #OptOutside on Black Friday

    REI Urges Customers to #OptOutside on Black Friday

    BY Connor McGuigan REI will once again shutter its doors on Black Friday as part of its #OptOutside campaign, which encourages people to forgo bargain-hunting and spend America’s busiest shopping day outside. The outdoor retailer will also suspend online sales and provide all 12,000 employees with a paid day off to enjoy the outdoors. #OptOutside […]

    Black Friday: ‘The Planet Can’t Handle It Anymore’

    Black Friday: ‘The Planet Can’t Handle It Anymore’

    By Kirsten Brodde Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate billions of dollars in sales for clothing and other products this year. But this shopping bonanza also generates greater volumes of waste than ever. That is bad news for the environment. Instead of chasing prey in the jungle like our ancestors did, we […]