Well, at least from one person’s point of view.
There was a lot of railing against Black Friday and consumerism in general. Truth is, this is what moves the economies of a society along. How can an economy support a society without it? It can’t.
For the last week the company I work for has been working hard to resolve all the requests for services that were ordered last weekend. Those four days alone have generated enough work to keep the company busy for a month. That is on top of the normal work that is generated for the company’s services. The beautiful thing is that none of the business was due to, or hampered by the state. Well, not specifically. Truth is, this is but one of thousands of examples of voluntary interaction that generated economic activity for mutual benefit. It’s how it’s supposed to work.
Here’s to more of this type of economic activity!