Sunday 11 December 2016

Black Friday has nothing to offer us but maxed-out credit cards

Published 22/11/2016 | 02:30

Shopping around the clock online. Stock photo: AP
Shopping around the clock online. Stock photo: AP

I doubt that the good citizens of the USA will enjoy their stuffed turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day on Thursday.

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Uncle Sam is still shell-shocked by the unexpected results in the recent presidential, senatorial and house of representatives elections, which bitterly divided the country, but where 43pc of those eligible to vote didn't bother.

The modern liberalism of the Blue Donkey Party was stampeded by the free-market capitalism of the Red Elephant Party, where the mighty dollar reigns supreme.

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