Compulsive consumers are the target audience of the essay “Buy Nothing Day 2012 is Approaching, Could You Stop Spending for One Day?” but in general it is addressed to all residents. The purpose of Mark Boyle is to explain his readers how important is that obsessive consumers begin to reduce their spending. To achieve his goal the author tries to persuade his audience with the use of examples that show the most important benefits of living “completely moneylessly.” For example, workers would not be forced to work in places where they are not satisfied because of the need to have higher wages. Another evidence he uses is that if individuals effectively demonetized their daily lives, they would learn to value more important aspects of life, such as enjoying real interpersonal relationships. Mark Boyle is highly convincing with his argument because he supports his claim with different well-founded evidences and real
Buy Less Week would also bring more attention to the goal of Buy Nothing Day. It’s much easier to resist temptation for one day than it is to resist it for a week. One day doesn’t change lives, and even only a week might not. However, people will notice a greater difference in their lives if they cut out the unnecessary splurges. Extending the holiday-of-sorts better highlights the excessive consumerism that everyday people participate
Their increase of service days will give their customers more faith in the USPS mailing system; “It seems counterintuitive to add service when you’re losing money, but people have less faith in the system precisely because of spotty service.” (Stone) If they USPS were to increase their service delivery to all week, it will give people more faith that their mail will get to where it needs to go on time. People will also start using the United States Postal Service because it will be the first mailing system to be delivering all week which will put them above their competitors; “Considering tightening hours, but the USPS could be the first carrier to reliably deliver all week.”
Clearly, there are two sides to this situation, and people may argue these business owners currently have the upper hand as they are allowed to pay their workers as low as $7.25 an hour according to the federal minimum wage policy. That may be true, but it can simply increase if these workers revolt against these business magnates by not working forcing them to increase their salaries. It may cause them not to make money for a few weeks during these riots, but would benefit them in the long run. The essence is, Americans should increase the minimum wage and that it should increase because it would prevent workers living under minimum wage from changing their lifestyle to adapt to the working conditions and would decrease the overall poverty in the
They do this in hopes to get people thinking about their product. 3. This affects the individual because the stock market directly helps the businesses you have come to know and love. For example, if a company like apple has a very low point in their stock then they will stop producing more products. That may not sound too bad but if they stop producing products then the government will not be able to collect tax, which could lead to the halt of cities and social
The citizens, in mass numbers, have the potential to overrule corruption in the government and in banks, but the power of the people is rarely used with such intentions. If each person recognized “that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed” (Grapes 306), then governments would no longer be so controlling in people’s lives. Steinbeck portrays that the government’s attempts to keep the people repressed only unite everyone with a common interest: being freed from repression. People also overlook their capability to resolve issues; many believe they are not influential enough, but in reality, working together is the most effective form of opposition to the government.
There are some pros to globalization as Mike Collins states that, "supporters of globalization argue that it has the potential to make this world a better place to live in and solve some of the deep-seated problems like unemployment and poverty." (Collins, 2015) But then continues with some points that seem more valid to me, "The general complaint about globalization is that it has made the rich richer while making the non-rich poorer"(Collins, 2015) and "Globalization is deindustrializing America as we continue to outsource both manufacturing blue collar and white collar jobs. "(Collins, 2015) Because we are in a whirlwind of globalization we loosing jobs ourselves. In the perspective of third world's countries, it is shown to give many opportunities for employment, but what large corporations won't tell you is that they are exploiting the smaller less industrialized and causing havoc and damage to them. For instance, China's pollution rate is
The author establishes an objective tone towards the advertising company. Jozui’s statement regarding that celebrities should not be participating in commercials because it is defrauding of the purchasers intelligence is acknowledging true. In confutation, big businesses use celebrities to make more money but not everyone buys the product for the celebrity. To support this, Jozui states, “The audience is expected to transfer approval of the celebrity to approval of the product” to show that many people only get a product with the
It may seem absurd at first, but the idea of a “Buy Nothing Day” may be what society truly needs. The main focus of this day is to reduce the damage we put on the environment from pollution, overconsumption, and making wrong choices. The “Buy Nothing Day” should be in full effect and should be incorporated into every month for the sake of the environment, the people, and the world. Initially, many individuals may just ignore this movement, due to the fact that nothing can be purchased on this specific day; but if they were to give a chance to this movement, they could see that the benefits outweigh the negatives. A decrease in excess consumption may just help people make better choices in the future.
Buy Nothing Day should take place each year as a reminder to the people what overconsumption can cause and what possible environmental dangers lie in it. Black Friday is traditionally known for being amongst the busiest shopping days of the year. Many consumers leave their homes to go buy as much as they can for as little as they can on this day alone. It is estimated that 74.2 million people were shopping on Black Friday