Friday, it happens. There is money to save, while the offers come pouring in, and people stand in line to get the best deals. It is Black Friday.
However, one must really be ashamed? For the rest of the day is not just a symbol of overconsumption, or is it important to keep the economy going?
At NMBU, the Norwegian environmental and life sciences university, they have asked several professionals about what they think about Black Friday. The writing research.no, according to Science.dk.
Associate professor at NMBU School of economics Stig Aleksander Aune believes that the retail industry has a need for such some days.
"Black Friday is among the actions that can expose the slow closing of shops in Norway, since the physical shops is the pressure of the international online stores, for example Amazon, who eat through industry after industry as a Pacman. Therefore, you can not attack actions, such as Black Friday," says Stig Aleksander Aune to research.no, according to Science.dk.
It is Astrid Sinnes disagree with that. She is professor at the section for learning and teacher education at NMBU.
"We now use more resources than the Earth can tolerate. Our first priority should therefore be to get the consumption down, and the whole idea of Black Friday is to consume more," she says.
"the Consequences can be quite large, if we stop to trade. When we shop less, is there anyone who loses on it. And either it's the local store or tøjproducenten on the other side of the globe," says Atle Gormsen.
the Problem is that days like Black Friday are created to get us to buy something, which we do not lack. It considers, in each case, professor of development issues at the NMBU, Morten Jerven.
"People are set to not to want to buy shoes for 1,000 dollars, unless they should sooner have cost of 2,000 crowns. When we encounter a good deal, we get the feeling that it is urgent, and we must therefore turn to the good deals," says Morten Jerven to research.no, according to Science.dk.
instead, he believes that it had been better for consumers if stores sold for the same price throughout the year. So trades only when you are missing.
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