Tomorrow is "Buy Nothing Day." Rather like a holiday to some "anti-consumers", except that it is not a paid day off. Until "Buy Nothing Day" is legislated as a Statutory holiday, the line ups will always be longer on Boxing Day.
Wired News caught up with Kalle Lasn, the anti-holiday's founder, who acknowledged the internet's role in making BND a global protest movement, but decried the laziness of many bloggers and the digital generation's disengagement from the real world.HT: Jonathan Wilde at Catallarchy.
"So you think that money is the root of all evil?" said Francisco d'Anconia. "Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?
Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged, © Copyright, 1957, Ayn Rand
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Thursday, November 24, 2005