Why are People so Violent on Black Friday?

When 34 year old Jdimytai Damour arrived for work in the early hours of Friday, November 28th, 2008, he expected a stressful day ahead of him. An employee at the Wal-Mart in Valley Stream, NY, Mr. Damour was gearing up for the store’s annual Black Friday sale, which included heavily discounted items like a Samsung…

Competitive Consumption and the Difficulties of Being a Parent Today

  Being a camp counsellor was one of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve ever had; I’ve had the pleasure of working at two different summer sports camps for a total of 5 years. As a camp counsellor, you have the opportunity to work with children in an ideal environment designed to engage, entertain, and educate….

Why Protests Rarely Work

On September 17th, 2011, New York City’s Zuccotti Park became Occupied. Thousands of protesters took to the park, which is situated in the heart of New York City’s financial district, to protest a wide variety of issues, the most prominent being the growing income inequality in the United States. Over the course of the next…