Entirely logically, the Rev. Billy Talen of the Church of Life After Shopping has endorsed today's Buy Nothing Day, suggesting people stop shopping and start giving. Video from his interview on "Democracy Now" here.
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"We can't just be full of cheap stuff
everywhere made in sweat shops thousands of miles away with fossil fuel
everywhere, plastics everywhere, and credit cards and everybody in
debt. We can't continue that. So we're looking for an alternative."