Tanya Gold Tanya Gold

How hard should we fight Black Friday?

A meditation on the latest imported festival in the calendar of late capitalism

The veneer of civilisation is easily cracked, as anyone who has followed Donald Trump’s Twitter feed will know. This Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the point of which is no longer clear, there will be riots in shops across the globe, as people fight over discounted products they do not need or even want.

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