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November 2012 Archives

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As I write this message, retailers are vying for the dubious distinction of being the first to open their doors to the consumer frenzy known as "Black Friday." But this year, I think they've gone too far - and down the wrong track. In their zeal to start the spending spree earlier and earlier, they've intruded on the one day set aside to give thanks for family, food, and friendship...and just as more and more studies are reporting a concerted backlash to this consumption-fueled start to the holiday season.