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Black Friday 2018

Unless you live on Jupiter, you know that today in America (and increasingly around the world) it’s Black Friday.  This is an annual orgasm of consumer culture that has psychologists, … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Economics Is Hard

I’m a big fan of our consumer society; to me, it’s a no-brainer.  Ever since the Phoenicians discovered that people were willing to trade silver for a useless purple dye, … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 5 Comments

Black Friday: Who, What and Why?

Today is Black Friday, the ultimate orgasm of North American conspicuous consumption.  By close of business today, millions of people will have spent billions of dollars on tons of crap … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 3 Comments
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