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Don’t buy less, buy better

The narrative that Jesus came to save our economic skins was given extra credibility with news that retail sales in November were significantly up on last year, thanks to the shopping scrum that was Black Friday. This is a myth now more potent than the story of the baby of the manger. It persists, however, because it’s a story that is equally convenient for both defenders and detractors of the economic status quo.

Column in the Guardian (20 December)



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