Weekend Readings from Borderlands Solidarity Economy

These posts will identify a few of the most compelling, provocative, and otherwise informative issues that I and you - my readers - have found on the internet this past week and that are relevant to our solidarity economy effort....

CONSUMERISM

Living simply is a key feature of a solidarity economy, for a high-consumption lifestyle promotes environmental degradation and social injustice, among other social ills. This article examines how the notion of “treating yourself” has increasingly become synonymous with expensive purchases. It reminds us that the most effective forms of “treating yourself” are simple activities such as reading a book, going out in nature, or spending time with friends.

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