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masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#1 12 years ago

http://www.adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/

From the NZ site's FAQ: Why don't you want people to shop? We are saying we want people to think about what they buy, and whether consuming ever-more actually does increase quality of life. The effects of over-consumption on the environment (such as toxic pollution and climate change) are widely known. These mean we need to reduce consumption, especially in many Western countries like New Zealand that are consuming much more than their fair share of resources. We are also concerned with the role of advertising, the effects of global trade liberalisation and inequities between the developing and developed worlds. //

What do you people think?

Just another liberal-greenie attempt to bring us down into the dark ages? Or, a weapon in the war against our own demise in a swamp of human filth?

Actually, when I saw this, I thought "Ooh, that's interesting" but then couldn't make up my mind as to whether it was a good thing or not. Ideologically I'm supportive, but realistically I'm sceptical.




Gauntlet

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#2 12 years ago

just too bad I have to buy bread today...I'm all out...:|




GreatGrizzly

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#3 12 years ago

hmm we shouldnt have to have an international day to step back and look at how materialistic we are. We should never have become this way in the first place. I dont really care if there is a international buy nothing day or not.




KoЯsakoff

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#4 12 years ago

But we've become this way, and turning it back? That would take a whole lot of effort wich people don't wanna spend. Not buying anything for one day? IMO cut the crap.. You need food each day and we all use electricty and water, thats something you "buy" each day too.




Relander

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#5 12 years ago

In theory: 10 points In practice: 0 points

Kođ»sakoff said it quite well. What I would like to see more are special recycling and "take care of the enviroment" days rather than some "Buy Nothing Day".

P.S. Global trade liberalisation help the developing countries to get their products on western markets.




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#6 12 years ago

RelanderIn theory: 10 points In practice: 0 points

Kođ»sakoff said it quite well. What I would like to see more are special recycling and "take care of the enviroment" days rather than some "Buy Nothing Day".

P.S. Global trade liberalisation help the developing countries to get their products on western markets.

Agreed, though people should take care of the enviroment when ever they can. Buy whatever you want but keep in mind wether you "need' it or are just buying for the sake of buying. Do you really need that couch/bed/tv replaced or could you do with it a little while longer?

I never were the person to go into hypes and neither my parents, one of our neighbours follows all trends and they will be seen overhauling there entire livingroom, kitchen en garden every few years. "This kitchen is over 5 years old, it's ancient and not up to todays design, let's get a new one!" :uhm:




Pethegreat VIP Member

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#7 12 years ago

I think the day is pretty stupid. You have to buy things nearly every day. You will never be able to stop selling of items for a day though.

Insted of buying a ton of cheap stuff, spend the extra money and get something better. The better made products last longer and tend to be more enviromently friendly in their operation(more efficent) and in production. Well made goods are ususally made in a 1st world country where there are enviromental laws.

Yeah A new things are nice, but if they still work why buy a new item?




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#8 12 years ago

Not sure why buying products are so bad especially since most of us are kept employed by people buying our or our company's products. I think they should spend their time working on something that can actually be changed instead of this.




MR.X`

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#9 12 years ago

Yes, stop buying things. Throw your economy into a deep depression that will result in the deaths of thousands. Bloody genius idea!

See? This is why I hate most liberals.




EON_MagicMan

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#10 12 years ago

It's for one day, and it wouldn't throw you into a depression. It's consumption that will throw us into a depression. They should raise the price of gas to discourage so much use.