Kyle Maxwell

Just me.

Black Friday

Take thousands of sleep-deprived, usually overcaffeinated people. Squish them into small spaces to compete for poorly-manufactured consumer items for which the demand has been artificially inflated through clever (and often deceptive) marketing. Give them the tools to buy these things even though they can’t afford them. Tell them that the current economic crisis, largely created through the mismanagement of an oversupply of credit, requires unhinged buying sprees. Link all this to the social status that comes attached to acquiring and/or giving specific things due to fads and mob pressure.

Then call it a “fun tradition”.

Do the murder and assault rates go up on Black Friday? Because this sounds like the most poisonous stress cocktail I can reasonably imagine in our society.

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