Monday, November 28, 2022

Bill Maher says 'Make the Mall Great Again' for Cyber Monday

Happy Cyber Monday! This year, I'm posting a contrary view, in more ways than one, from "Real Time with Bill Maher" — New Rule: Make the Mall Great Again.

It's time to get back out into the world because online shopping is killing us, psychologically and environmentally.
In the middle of all the "Get off my lawn" sentiment and resentment over reactions to the pandemic, Maher makes some good environmental points, particularly about fast fashion; Americans are buying way too many clothes and throwing them in the trash after a few wearings. On the other hand, a lot of the hidden costs behind the goods we buy would be the same if we bought them in person. It's only we might be buying more online because of the convenience that the environmental costs pile up, just like the shipping boxes for recycling and disposal.

Speaking of which, it's trash and recycling pickup day and I have to take mine to the side of the road. Off to do that chore, then return to work after being at home for Thanksgiving. See you tomorrow for Giving Tuesday!

No comments:

Post a Comment