Just thought I'd share my thoughts on this Friday's consumer spend-off.
I just watched "The Story of Electronics", another installment from the folks who brought us "The Story of Stuff". If you have a few minutes:
While that video makes me never want to buy anything ever, that just isn't a practical option. I do, however, feel that we can be smart consumers in the midst of this madness. Last year, I picked up a $100 Shop Vac for $20 and got a great deal on a cordless drill set - All stuff I needed and was going to buy anyway.
I know that every thing we buy can't always be made locally or sustainably, and that there will be no revolution to change that overnight. What we can do is to do our best to change our habits, support local business, and steer clear of big box retailers when possible.
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