I Hope My Wife Doesn’t See This

Your Country Needs You (To Shop)In these rough economic times, getting the money churning is the key to getting back on track. I have a feeling there are more then a few good men and women who would love to make shopping their patriotic duty.

Politicians and central bankers in the UK and across the world are battling to get you to spend more money on non-essential items so lack of demand does not send the global economy into freefall.

But even in the current hard times there are still dissenting voices who want to use this opportunity to tackle consumerism once and for all. They say our love of stuff we often don’t really need and can’t afford is what got us into this mess in the first place. Shopping became our god and must be toppled, they say.

At the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of people who will stick up for shopping – as something to cheer us up when we are down, as a social activity, as an assertion of freedom and as the “vice” that could save us.

I think we all can agree that getting the money churning is a good thing but we as consumers need to make sure we don’t spend more than we have. I am hoping the days of “90-days same as cash” and “no interested until 2047” are behind us and people start shopping smarter.