my anti-Black Friday thread

really? this is modern capitalism?

Here are a few links to great articles challenging this ridiculous consumer frenzy also known as “reducing inventory” day.

From Dissent, a discussion of Ferguson protests and of WalMarts labour practices and the forcing of people to work on Thanksgiving here.

From The New Inquiry an amazing infographic on consumption patterns here.

And the best article if you just read one: Guy Rundel’s excellent article on the semiotics of Black Friday in Jacobin here.