Monday, August 25, 2008

Really Really Really Free Market: August 30th in Monroe Park

Books on Wheels will be at the Really Really Really Free Market on Saturday August 30th giving away free books and doing free bike repair. Not sure how much stuff is going to cost, but it should be a good time. Yeah! All day and open to everyone.

Here is what the market is all about:

"The premise behind the fo' real free markets is that this country is being swallowed by an excess of STUFF. Being a capitalist society, we are bombarded with messages every day that the sheer amount of things that we own is equal to the amount of success that we have had in our lives. And with all this excess of ownership, there is also a quickly-increasing and vast amount of WASTE. We know we've all done it- taken that one thing, barely used, and since we don't feel like taking a trip to the thrift store- whoops! Into the garbage can it goes.Sometimes it might be something that you think is useless - torn jeans, old cigar boxes, scrap lumber, a half-used bag of unmixed cement, packets of flower seeds that you'll never plant because you just don't have that green thumb - the point is, what is useless to you may be exactly what someone else in your community needs.The fo' real free markets (based on Really Really Free Markets []) provide people with a chance to share the excess that they possess, to prevent the landfills from filling with stuff that will never decompose and is nowhere near the end of its usefullness, and to offer the community a chance to come together for a day of free fun in the sun!So the next time you hear about a free market, bring your music, your skills, your stuff, your food, and your friends and family, and help us prove that there is enough stuff in the world for everybody!Because there is enough for everyoneBecause sharing is more fufilling than owningBecause corporations would rather see landfills overflow than anyone get anything for freeBecause scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economyBecause a sunny day outside is better than anything money can buyBecause "free trade" is a contradiction of termsBecause no one should have to do without food, shelter, entertainment, and community"
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