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You are not what you buy


For quite some time America has been buying crap it doesn't need with money it doesn't have. This imbalance is now seriously starting to catch up to us. It's not just effecting the economy, it's deeply effecting our environment, values and personal happiness.

So forget Black Friday, today we celebrate The National Day of Listening and of course, Buy Nothing Day:

Suddenly, we ran out of money and, to avoid collapse, we quickly pumped liquidity back into the system. But behind our financial crisis a much more ominous crisis looms: we are running out of nature… fish, forests, fresh water, minerals, soil. What are we going to do when supplies of these vital resources run low?

There’s only one way to avoid the collapse of this human experiment of ours on Planet Earth: we have to consume less.

It will take a massive mindshift. You can start the ball rolling by buying nothing on November 28th. Then celebrate Christmas differently this year, and make a New Year’s resolution to change your lifestyle in 2009.

It’s now or never!

If you're someone who cares about the economy and really wants to understand what's happening in these crazy times, I highly recommend looking up some of Peter Schiff's videos on YouTube. This audio interview is a great place to start.

Are you planning on celebrating Buy Nothing Day?