|Black Friday and Thanksgiving.
First I'd like to remind you why FDR moved the holiday one week in 1933, and fixed it in the calendar. We might complain about consumption and Black Friday sales and all that crap, but our economy depends on consumption. That is the way it is.
The problem is not that we have Black Friday. It s how it is encroaching on a secular family holiday and how retailers know they need to do this to ensure profits are met.
Remember why it is called Black Friday too. This is the weekend when retail finally turns a profit. To me it speaks of the system overall, and how it is, in my mind, somewhat broken.
If you need to shop this weekend, I urge you to participate on small business Saturday though