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New Video: What if We Decided to Consume Nothing?

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New Video: What if We Decided to Consume Nothing?

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Washington, D.C., November 21, 2007—The Bureaucrash Activist Network today released a new video satirizing the anti-consumer event “Buy Nothing Day.” The video takes the ideology that consumption of consumer goods is a bad thing to its logical conclusion – a day where people are expected to not only buy nothing, but to consume nothing at all. The result is dramatized to haunting effects.

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Buy Nothing Day was created by the group Adbusters, and falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Unlike the anti-capitalist mentality of the organizers of Buy Nothing Day, Bureaucrash members consider a vibrant retail economy to be a good thing – a sign that both buyers and sellers are meeting in the market place to satisfy their own needs and wants without direction or interference.  

 

Watch the video here.

 

Bureaucrash, a project of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is an international network of pro-freedom activists dedicated to fighting government control through creative activism.