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Holiday Costs

On this show, the last of 2006, Leo discusses the cost of the holiday season using James Surowiecki's New Yorker article as a roundtable centerpiece.

LISTEN: New Capital Show (December 28, 2006)

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"Uplifting" spending - that sounds so "evangelical". I wonder if someone at WalMart invented that term.

My boss gave me a $50 gift card from WallyWorld - completely clueless to the fact that I've been boycotting The Evil W since I first learned about their evil ways years ago.

Instead of "uplifting", I think I'll shop around for something I need that is priced [maximum] $46. That way, the 8% sales tax hikes it up to about $49.

So, why would I bother to use a WalMart gift card if I'm boycotting WalMart? Easy. If I don't, then my boss has given them money for which they don't have to work, part with mechandise, order merchandise, etc. No way am I letting The Evil W have a FREE $50 when I know damn well they're not going to spend it on dental insurance for their employee's children.

Braving the crowds of morons is easier than explaining to my boss why I hate WalMart.

BTW, glad I get to hear your show on kpft Thursday morning, since the Thursday night Tv show is in direct conflict with The Progressive Forum. Don't make me choose between you and the musical sounds of Lillian Caire's voice.
Dec 29 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Scott

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