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The Season: Confessions of a Retail Sales Associate

Me: “Can we schedule the appointment in January?”

Doctor: “Of course!”

Me: “Yeah… cuz I’m busy…”

Doctor: “Yes, that way you can also enjoy the holidays–” 13 more words

Japan Goes Full Helicopter-Ben: Prints "Free Gift-Cards" To Spark Consumption

Source: Zero Hedge, 11/2014

Since Ben Bernanke reminded the world of the existence of government printing-presses, echoed Milton Friedman’s “helicopter drop” solution to fighting deflation, and decried Japan for not being as insane as it could be… it has… 78 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

Don't forget the nanny this Christmas

With the post this morning a catalogue from The White Company came through my door.

I started to flick through it while waiting for the kettle to boil and saw a guide to gifts you might want to give to special people in your life.   322 more words

Paid Domestic Work

When Two-In-One Is Just Better

Regular readers of our blog will no doubt realise that we have a weakness for classic clothes with a Japanese spin. Here’s another one: a shirt-meets-sweat-top combo by Tokyo-based label Uniform Experiment. 174 more words


I've started a blog! About mindful consumption! (But why?)

At the very end of 2013, I was thinking about new year’s resolutions. I’d done reasonably well with my last one (signing up to a gym for the first time, actually going to classes regularly for the year, it was great! 385 more words


Milo Resolves To Use Less Stuff

After learning that today is Use Less Stuff Day, Milo felt inspired to go through his box of favorite toys and other things, and donate what he no longer needed or used to charities that help bring comfort to children and families in need. 51 more words


What Can You Eat Without Guilt?

So much consuming going on, especially at this time of year.

We are indeed consumers, and staying alive means that we must consume –everything must eat something, just to exist… 144 more words

Ideology Snack