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WB cited on not buying

Friday needn't be black: Rutland Herald Online.
Of course, to suggest people should not shop or should limit their consumerism has a subversive feel to it. We all depend on a strong economy, and newspapers in particular are hoping for a strong rebound in the retail sector. Prosperity is better than stagnation. So by all means, let's shop.

But we also remember the words of the poet and essayist Wendell Berry, who is known in part as an advocate of life close to the land. He said it ought to be easy not to buy what we don't need. READ MORE ...

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