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Has anybody heard about this?
I mean, buying food is technically shopping, what about online spending? It doesn't make a difference if you buy used does it? Isn't this just common sense?
Everyone will just buy more stuff the day before.
He's saying the day before buy nothing day should be buy more day - YOU COMPLETE LUNCH.
I've fucked it today, I have bought a bus ticket. What is to stop people stocking up on booze and food, then spending nothing on that particular day and having a right laugh?
As far as I can see, they will have won
probably 5 days a week
The comparison would be people like me who live in large cities and shop nearly constantly. We rely on a omnipresent distribution network for food and goods that is probably the single most complicated and unnecessary achievement of the modern age.
Buy nothing day makes a lot more sense if it reminds people who shop at least twice a day for half their week what it feels like to be responsible for their own food for 24 hours.
I can either buy food for two days at the store, or I can buy food for one day and then tomorrow buy food for one day. And what?
and you might actually make use of your fridge, let alone your freezer.
I don't see any difference in fuel usage.
which is what allows you to buy food at will. Not to mention the amount of food that is wasted by oversupplying to make sure it's all ways possible to shop
(The fact that Buy Nothing Day actually leads to more short term waste because it's a temporary drop in sales patterns is unfortunate but probably statistically irrelevant given the apathy in this thread and how much people take the distribution network for granted).
This is why I don't know what you're saying. I use my fridge thoroughly.
I mean, seriously, the Stereophonics used it as an album title. Do people really need any other indicator that it's had its day?
YEAH RIGHT I'M DEFINITELY DOING THAT
Also, I'm on holiday that day. 'Sif.
but mainly cos i'm really tight and really poor.
I was lead to believe this was IMPOSSIBLE!
ok i'm bored of whatever i was going to say. bye.
and the effects they may have on your life and the world.
Stuff helps me live.
whether or not it's all necessary to help you live would be the more pertinent question.
But they've pretty clearly called it 'Buy Nothing Day'. You might want to have a word with them.
National Nice Arse Day
Please Donate Kindly To The Music Industry Day
Support Your Local Barfly Day
Some other made up days
Ahead of my time.
because I like going to the pub and cinema. But most weekdays I don't spend any money at all - not really consciously, I just do my food shopping at the weekend, bring my own lunch, don't go out in the evening, have pre-bought travel pass. Does that count?
How? exactly does it do this?
Well you know how...
UNGH.... Why don't you just MARRY Sam Ibbott if you love him so much,
could for other people to 'not buy nothing' day but instead a 'have no money to buy anything with' day
people should have to have a day when they dont only not buy anything, but also do not generate electronic transactions due to them (admitedly practically impossible) like for instance no one should go on the internet as by merely browsing you are generating many financial transactions involved with marketing/advertising and to do with search engines etc.
Of course most people will buy their rent/mortgage/hp/purchases on credit for that day (just bundled up on another day)
Sorry but stupid exclamations of disatisfaction with the financial system are damaging in that they overly simplify the people (and this means that when the issues are complex and cyclically moving with feedback into themselves, then this will mean that a democratic population will not have the discernment to pick politicians or policies that are the best suited, therefore necessitating politics to dumb down (simplify to the point of being a lie)
with the hidden transactions that are going on all the time...the global financial inequity and imminant collapse is not caused by individuals buying simple things (although the purchasing of irrelevent pointless things does create a false market and uses up scarce resources)
It is the complex and hidden and bulk transactions that are done on your behalf that have really buggered things up mostly.
so, you know, predates mass internet.
as said above, it's really just a jump off point to make people think about what they're doing more. it's not an authoritarian command and not to be taken entirely literally.
Sorry Creaky but I'm calling bullshit. Are you genuinely saying that symbolic actions are more destructive than simply adhering to the status quo?
symbolism from this....they will equate that buying and selling (with their cash) is a bad thing (it might be if they spend it on plastic tat) whereas what people should be focussing on is the hidden electronic transactions and their being sold on.......it is due to the sell on nature of these amorphous items that the powerful people who are entrusted to caretake and sort out the finance of the world are finding it impossible to do so.....because the hidden nature of many of these intangibles is 'sometimes counted' and 'sometimes not'.....often things are counted more than once when they should only really be counted once.
electronic entities, that is a major problem....or rather it enables humans to follow bad practices (en masse and to a larger degree) than what they would do if they just got a regular wage in cash.
buying and selling is not evil per se.......................the original markets enabled different things and skills to be traded....money was meant to introduce a valuation to allow chalk and cheese to have a rate that would make them more comparable....................................over complexity of this system has obfuscated bad practices and thus allowed them to escalate over the years......problems are easier to sweep under he carpet and not deal with properly there and then.........complexity in trading allows for more unlimited storing up of problems for the future.......hell you can even trade in 'the future' ok people might need to rely on promises......but this would normally rely on the reputation or accountability of the promiser.......now, with the pace of movement and change and globalisation the reputation of a big institution counts for far little......government bonds were the last bastion of 'reliable promises'
how reliable do you think these are now?
that underpins the financial exchanges. First you encourage people to scrutinise their own financial behaviour and as they realise how involved they are in the larger mechanisms they come to see the need for changes. I'd argue that that's exactly what the Occupy movement is.
I guess that I too far removed to guage peoples learning curve on these sorts of things.
i genuinely do often misinterpret what peoples perception of things will be
Buy Nothing Day might not work for this jaded lot but I believe the idea will be relevant for enough people to make it worthwhile.
And the album's great too.
a 'buy something for one person day'. everyone in the country is put into a hat, and the winner gets a present from everyone.