With the Black Friday sales behind us, and Christmas fast approaching, anti-consumerism and Walmart bashing is approaching its yearly highs, mostly among people who has bought most of what they want, and who never set foot in the gargantuan retailer. Happily, Peter Suderman spent yesterday writing a series of tweets explaining the immense value Walmart generates, in particular for the people its detractors claim to represent. Collected here.
Obviously there are plenty of worthwhile things to do that does not involve shopping. But we should be wary of boosting our own feelings of superiority by tweeting our anti-consumerist rants on newly purchased iPhones.