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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-08 09:30 PM
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8. No we just need to figure out
how to build a viable economy that is NOT based on rampant, indiscriminate, and unbridled consumerism.
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  -Retailers Report a Sales Collapse Coventina  Nov-06-08 09:21 PM   #0 
  - But you can't eat diamonds  Tansy_Gold   Nov-06-08 09:23 PM   #1 
  - The solution to the diamond/water paradox was a hallmark of modern economics  depakid   Nov-06-08 09:48 PM   #11 
     - link fix  krkaufman   Nov-06-08 10:58 PM   #19 
  - It's been that way for a long time around here  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-06-08 09:26 PM   #2 
  - Word. Our salvation army's lot was full  eilen   Nov-06-08 09:48 PM   #12 
  - "If" indeed. I lost mine in April. We are watching every penny.  NRaleighLiberal   Nov-06-08 09:27 PM   #3 
  - I talked to a UPS driver today. He said their deliveries are way down.  yellowcanine   Nov-06-08 09:27 PM   #4 
  - My wallet is still open  Xipe Totec   Nov-06-08 09:28 PM   #5 
  - Is the election over?  gratuitous   Nov-06-08 09:29 PM   #6 
  - CNBC still connecting dots. People with no money do not buy.  Neshanic   Nov-06-08 09:29 PM   #7 
  - No we just need to figure out  fiziwig   Nov-06-08 09:30 PM   #8 
  - Theres nothing wrong in unbridled consumerism so long as jobs pay enough to support it  DJ13   Nov-06-08 09:59 PM   #14 
     - Well, the fact that ours is a world of finite resources might put a crimp in that theory.  krkaufman   Nov-06-08 11:05 PM   #20 
  - That should result in some nice sales before Christmas...  MercutioATC   Nov-06-08 09:40 PM   #9 
  - Indeed  liberaltrucker   Nov-06-08 10:28 PM   #17 
     - I'm not trying to make light of the situation, just pointing out that Xmas will be less expensive  MercutioATC   Nov-06-08 10:31 PM   #18 
  - I walk through a mall frequently. It's been consistently, notably empty for the last 6 weeks.  Dems to Win   Nov-06-08 09:42 PM   #10 
  - I ordered 4 large toys for my grandson for Xmas from Amazon..  Mari333   Nov-06-08 09:54 PM   #13 
  - I frequently receive shipments from Amazon in one day  melody   Nov-06-08 11:06 PM   #21 
  - Shit, meet fan  liberaltrucker   Nov-06-08 10:22 PM   #15 
  - The economy will continue to collapse  OhioChick   Nov-06-08 10:23 PM   #16 
  - job loss is horrendous but also the foreclosures have a lot to do with it.  demigoddess   Nov-07-08 03:47 PM   #22 
  - "BJs Wholesale"  Zhade   Nov-07-08 05:33 PM   #23 

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