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  •  Craponomics (11+ / 0-)

    Buy as much as possible in the raw materials category.

    Make it yourself.

    Fix it yourself.

    Cook it yourself.

    Let me share a fantasy:  

    We all wake up one day, decide we have enough crap, and decide to sell the crap we already have back and forth with our neighbors.  Wal Mart goes broke.  Children go back to building tree houses out of scrap lumber.  The sun shines,  roses bloom, we pay off our credit cards, and live happily ever after.

    Labor was the first price paid for all things. It was not by money, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. - Adam Smith

    by boatwright on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 03:42:46 PM PST

    •  Never happen (3+ / 0-)
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      ladybug53, NoMoreLies, collardgreens

      And the waste disposal people will make sure of it.  Why do you think they padlock dumpsters?  It's so people can't reduce, recycle, reuse, but have to buy new MadeinChina crap.  Scrap lumber? HA!  Into the bin quick so it can get buried at the landfill.

      They have a plan to replace the workers at Goodwill and the Salvation Army with robot drones who load donations into compactors that go straight to the landfill.

      You will consume.  Your food will travel at least a thousand miles, and you will have to burn gasoline to go buy it.  

      •  Well, It Would Work in my Neighborhood. (0+ / 0-)

        Trash pickup comes on Monday mornings.

        The Sunday afternoon/evening before, junk store owners drive their pickups through our neighborhood and pick up old furniture, electronics, etc. that is left on the curb.

        So all is not lost!

        I miss Speaker Pelosi :^(

        by howarddream on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:39:51 AM PST

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